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This Karva Chauth, learn to draw simple traditional sun mehndi design
Mehndi body art has its origin in ancient India and it finds mentions in some early Hindu Vedic books and religious literature. This body art form spread from India to other countries of the subcontinent, Africa and Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, it was typically applied to bribes during weddings used and by unmarried women during festivals dedicated to the festivities and harvests.

The sun design on the palms was traditionally the one depicting the sun as a symbol of life and was said to be auspicious. It was more of a folk art and part of social learning.

However, over time this body art got stylish, elaborate and decorative. These days mahendi artists are available to do the job.

Because of its medicinal value and cooling effect on the body, even in the west, the body art with henna id becoming popular as a body art form.

To learn how to do the simplest Sun design of mehandi, proceed as follows.

1. Draw three concentric circles using mehndi cone.

2. Fill the internal circle completely with mehndi.

3. Decorate the second circle segment with small circles.

4. Fill the third circle segment with dots.

5. Show the rays in the outermost space beyond the third circle by putting the dashes.

Muslims in Afghanistan perform mehndi ceremony as an indication of coming of age by a girl. In the Middle East and Africa, it is common for women to apply henna to hands, fingernails and toenails.

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