Rsam-e-Mehndi

I attended a marriage ceremony. Above picture was taken on Rasm-e-Mehndi (night before wedding day) That was fun.You can see groom, his niece and his aunt also in pic.

"Rasm E Mehndi (Henna Party) takes place a day before the wedding. It's a ceremony mainly of women. They apply Mehndi (Henna) to the bride's hands and feet, sing, dance, and bless the bride. Sadka (warding off evil) is performed on the bride i.e. donating money circling three times on the bride?s head. Traditionally mehndi was brought by groom's parents. Mehndi (Henna) is applied in beautiful floral designs and sometimes groom's name is written in designs. After the ceremony dinner is organized for the guests. Traditionally, the bride is not allowed to take part in the celebrations and keeps her face hidden in veil. Rasm E Mehndi is organized for grooms also in some parts of Pakistan."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehndi

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