Monday, August 11, 2008

HEENA ART AND RAKHI MEMORIES

I remember the day before Rakshabandhan my grandmother used to apply heena on our hands so that the next day we could tie rakhi with hands decorated with heena Rakshabandhan festival was meant for us,.though we didnt had brother,,we used to tie rakhi to our cousions,..ya brother was missed always,..our was a joint family so more fun..i remember we used to wear lehenga chunni,and ya rakhi thali was decorated a day before, the festival,.. rakhi thali used to contain sweets,rakhi , kumkum powder,diya and rice grains after the ritual of tieing rakhi huge feats used to await us,.which mostly used to be of poori,kachodi,panner curry,chola,kheer,and other sweets,.since Rakshabandhan falls in the auspicious month of SHRAVAN and to wear green things during this month is auspicious,..its the another reason to apply heena on hands,,,green bangles
,green clothes,..in o
ther words green is the colour of this month ;-)
RAKHI FESTIVAL CELEBRATION IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF INDIA( SOURCE FROM HERE)
RAKHI PURNIMA -IN NORTH AND NORTH WEST OF INDIA
AVANI AVITTAM- CELEBRATED IN TAMILNADU,KERALA AND ANDHRA PRADESH,ALSO KNOWN AS UPAKARMAN,IMPORTANT DAY FOR BRAHMIN COMMUNITY.
NARIYAL PURNIMA-IN STATES LIKE MAHARSHTRA,GUJARAT,GOA AND KARNATAKA,OFFERING OF COCONUT IS MADE TO THE SEA GOD.
KAJARI PURNIMA-IN STATES LIKE MADHYA PRADESH,CHHATISHGARH AND UTTARPRADESH,RITUALS BEGIN FROM KAJARI NAVMI FIVE DAY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL.
PAVITROPANA-IN GUJARAT,SPECIAL PRAYER OFFERED TO LORD SHIVA.
Back here when i saw mehendi cone,..i realised that its just a week more for the auspicious month of sawan to end,..and i havent applied mehendi on my hands,..i remember every year without fail i used to apply but this year is different with advay around i dont get much time so finally today late night i applied on my hand..both my mother and mother in law had reminded me to apply but with so many things going through my mind,,,its really dificult to remember,..as advay was awake when i applied i just did simple heena design ,..applied on my legs too,..pic i wil be postiing in my tshirt blog,..
these heena designs and rakhi memories go to the FESTIVAL FOOD EVENT HOSTED BY PURVA AND PRITI
SAFFRON COLOURED HEENA GOES TO POOJA WHO IS HOSTING INDEDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT

27 comments:

Uma said...

Wow, beautiful henna art!

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sowmya said...

Thats a nice idea for the event...Nice henna..

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Ramya Bala said...

Good work ma...Nice thinking

Cooking Station said...

beautiful art of henna..i love the fragrance of mehandi on hands...

Priti said...

That's a lovely design...waiting for Leg mehandi's pictures & lovely writeup too...we too do something very similar for Rakhi...

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easycrafts said...

Simple and elegant design dear

homecooked said...

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Kitchen Flavours said...

Beautiful henna art dear. Pyaar ka rang hain to acha hi hoga.

RavishSmile said...

looks so beautiful! very nice idea for the event..

Purva Desai said...

Priyanka,
what a lovely entry...:)
even we apply henna one day before Rakhi...
Rakhi design looks really neat..

romaspace said...

Nice henna design. I love rakshabandhan too. Its even more fun to see my 16 month old baby tie rakhi to her cousin brother who is 2 days younger to her :)

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Jayashree said...

Beautiful pattern. Very apt entry.

Pooja said...

such a novel idea to present somethign with saffron color . another lovley entry by you , thank you sweet heart.

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Sangeeth said...

great henna art...it gives me nostalgia...luv rakhi..being an only child i only have adopted rakhi bros....luv it becoz they hav no other choice but to give gifts/money when we tie rakhi...its all fun!

Vaishali said...

That's so beautiful. Absolutely amazing.

Sireesha said...

WOW excellent ,beautiful heena art....

SpicyTasty said...

So nice. I love to draw mehandi. It's an amazing art.

Simran said...

It looks beautiful

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SriLekha said...

good entry for the event!

Madhavi said...

Excellent click, and awesome entries for the events :))

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy Rakhi