By Aashima Talwar Last Updated:
Karwa Chauth is here ladies, and so is the time to adorn your hands and feet in beautiful curls and swirls of henna designs. Yes, it is time to stalk your local mehendi artists or even book a famous one to get the best design drawn on your hands and feet. After all, who doesn’t want to look their best on Karwa Chauth, a festival in which women keep a fast for the long life of their husbands!
If you are feeling confused and cannot choose upon a mehendi design for Karwa Chauth 2021, then do not worry at all! We bring to you some of the most popular mehendi designs of this season including Arabic, Indo-Arabic/Pakistani, Moroccan, and glitter and multi-coloured designs. Have a look and decide the best mehendi art for your special day.
Indian mehendi designs are all about complex patterns in the forms of peacocks, flowers, paisleys, swirly designs, etc., intricately made on your hands and feet. The exquisite designs are breathtakingly appealing.
Although it takes lots of patience to get your hands and feet beautified with Indian style henna as it takes hours to make them, the end result is truly worth it!
These designs are dense and thick, comprising of outlines of leaves, vines, flowers, etc. It is not filled like the Indian mehendi art. Rather, the focus is more on the thickness of the decorative outlines that partially cover your hands as well as feet.
The plus point is that it takes less time to make such designs and hence, it dries soon too!
The mehendi designs from across the border, that is, Pakistan are more on the lines of Indo-Arabic mixed patterns.
You will find bold Arabic outlines filled with intricate traditional Indian patterns. Sounds good, right?
Have you ever seen a thing which does not look nice with flowers? Your henna adorned hands and feet are no exception either.
And the best thing is, these floral patterns fit in quite nicely with all types of designs, be it glitter, multi-coloured, bridal, or anything!
Who needs to wear bangles when they can get them tattooed with henna on their arms?
This is yet another beautiful mehendi design, which makes your hands and feet look gorgeous!
Mehendi art from the Middle East is all about geometric patterns like lines, squares as well as dots.
If you want to move away from the swirly patterns, then this type of mehendi design is for you.
Rajasthani or Marwari mehendi design is so finely done that it does not leave any clear space.
It is all about peacocks, flowers, curvy designs, motifs as well as intricate lines going from the tips of your hands to your elbows and from your toes to your knees.
It is one of the most traditional as well as oldest mehendi designs. It is famous for its detailed and unique style.
Just like its namesake, this Mughal design is as rich as its culture, with prominent curls and dots making slanting patterns in the form of flowers, domes, leaves, petals, etc., on your arms as well as legs.
It is one of the latest trends in mehendi these days, especially for modern women, who like to try something different yet simple. It goes quite well with the Indian as well as western outfits. These basic designs are easy to apply and carry for those, who don't like to paint their hands completely or don't like henna clad hands enough.
Bold designs filled with delicate patterns are sure to look alluring on your hands. You can also stud the designs with colourful stones. Trust us ladies, your husband would not be able to take his eyes off your hands!
And, for all the lovely brides-to-be, who are getting married near Karwa Chauth, you have every right to get the famous birdal mehendi, full of motifs like flowers, paisleys, etc.
Such bridal mehendi designs start from the tip of your fingers and go up till half of your elbows, and from the tip of your toes up to your knees.
If you don't wish to go overboard or traditional with henna on your hands, you can totally go for some unique and out of the box mehendi designs, especially for Karwa Chauth. From simply getting your partner's initials designed on your hands to having designs with the Karwa Chauth theme, there is so much you can go ahead with.
In these designs, you can create a mix of Indian, Rajasthani, Arabic or whatever designs and patterns you like, without going total traditional.
So ladies, get ready to dazzle your better half with these super-cool mehendi designs this Karwa Chauth. After all, you need to outshine the moon on that night! Happy Karwa Chauth!