500 Stunning Mehndi Designs for 2020

Here is a variety of the most stunning mehndi designs for 2020!

Mehndi has reportedly been used as mehndi designs for at least 5,000 years and originated in the deserts of India with a long history of migration and cultural interaction with it’s earliest documentation¬†found in ancient Indian texts and images, indicating that¬†mehndi as an art form may have originated in ancient India. Cleopatra, the last reigning queen of the ancient Egyptian civilization is said to have used mehndi designs to adorn her body and beautify herself.

It is also believed that Egyptians used to paint the nails of the mummies using mehndi designs before burying them. Mehndi s a thick paste associated with positive spirits and good luck. Indian weddings call for application of mehndi designs with a ceremony held the night before the wedding (pheras) as a way of wishing the bride good health and opulence as she makes her journey on to marriage.

Besides wedding ceremonies, mehndi designs have also been applied for festivals like Karva chauth, Diwali and Teejri (a Sindhi festival where women fast and eat after seeing the moon and doing a small puja).

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