Mehandi is the customary art of beautification the hands and feet. The night before the wedding ceremony night is contributed to mehandi.
It is a common faith that the blacker color of mehandi leaves on the palms on a bride, the more will she be loved by her hubby and mother-in-law.
A number of families of Jaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Kolkata etc. have “Mehandi night”. On this night normally the bride and groom attend the occasion together. An expert mehandi artist or a relative applies mehandi to the bride's hands and feet.
Often in mehandi pattern secretly the name or initial of the groom or bride are applied. There are many types of mehandi designs which are classified, such as bridal mehandi designs, Indian mehandi designs, dulhan mehandi design, rajasthani mehandi designs, Arabic mehandi designs etc.