Diwali, the festival of light, is perhaps the biggest festival this side of Indian subcontinent. Colorful rangolis, lights and crackers light up the homes and lives of people. Diwali is day of sweets, of presents and of celebrating with friends and family.
Mehndi is a ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India. Muslims also use it as an indication of coming of age. Intricate patterns of mehndi are typically applied to brides before wedding ceremonies. The bridegroom is also painted in some parts of India. In Rajasthan, the grooms are given designs that are often as elaborate as those for brides. In Assam, apart from marriage, it is broadly used by unmarried women during Rongali bihu, but there are no restrictions on its use by married women.
And here’s some family pics
And the Ladies
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