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With wedding season so close, mehendi and sangeet never seemed more important. While everyone is preparing for their dance performances, why don’t we debunk a few myths about mehendi:
- Color Matters!
It is said that darker the mehendi, more your husband and inlaws will love you. This legend dates back to the olden times when women were taught to be inferior and not have opinions. When a newlywed woman got married, her henna color was an indicator of how the mother-in-law was treating her. It is one of the most popular superstition related to henna art. To attain this color, brides sit for hours together as well as apply tons of ayurvedic pastes and syrups on it so that the color turns out dark.
- The Spirituality
Mehendi has no spiritual value of its own. It is used merely for beautifying purpose. Although, applying mehandi during various ceremony including weddings is considered very auspicious in South Asian and Middle Eastern Countries.
- Much Like A Wedding Bouquet
It is believed that if an unmarried girl receives the scrapings of mehandi leaves from a newlywed bride, then she is likely to find a suitable boy for herself very soon.
- Find The Name
It is considered crucial that the groom finds his name hidden the mehendi. If he fails to do so, it is said that the wife will be more dominant in their married life. This custom is taken so seriously that it might even take up hours.
- Mehendi And Magic
In the ancient times, it was believed that henna plant has magical powers. This was because, Goddess Parvati was said to used it to attract Lord Shiva, the God of destruction and transformation. This plant is thus considered a symbol of marriage fortune which is why it is used in such ceremonies.
- Henna Is Toxic?
Henna is said to be very toxic for hair. It contains a chemical called paraphenylenediamine or PPD. This chemical helps in making the color stick to your hair. It is a major component in all the hair dyes available in the market. Many stylists promote the idea without confirmation.