Happy Shrawan to all those girls who are celebrating. And for those who are not aware of this let me give you a short description about it. Shrawan is the fourth month in the Nepali Hindu calendar. The month is also observed as a Holy month amongst the Hindu population in Nepal, India and all over the world. The month is considered highly auspicious as it is devoted to great Lord Shiva, the supreme god in Hindu religion. Every Monday of the month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is worshipped by offering milk and other submissions. The month holds higher significance to Hindu women as they fast on every Monday in worship of Lord Shiva. Young Nepalese women fast on Mondays of this month wishing for a great husband while the married women fast praying for long lives of their husband.
Women dress in red attire and wear green yellow bangles, which are considered very auspicious for the month. They also put tattoos of henna (Mehendi) on their hands.
Talking About Henna tattoo …I am big Into Doodle and arts since I was Small so I learned doing henna looking at others. I Always love to do henna on others as it become so hard to do on yourself some times. So to celebrate this fasting Monday I did henna tattoo on myself. Whenever I do henna tattoo I try to prepare all my stuffs from scratch like refining the henna powder, making paste, henna cones and henna design. I will prepare all this stuff a day prior to henna .Few tips on henna if you are planning to do one soon, always make sure to keep henna on palms for at least 3 -4 hrs and try not to wash your hand on same day. Henna stains will become dark when you try avoiding water and keeping your hands warm. Hope you guys will like it and may your henna stain get darkerJ.
With Love, Hitesha