Bridal mehndi holds its special place in Indian weddings and will continue to rule this pedestal. The tradition of applying mehndi to the bride’s hand was started with the idea to keep the evil eye at bay. However, it was discovered that the deep red stain can enhance the beauty of the bride and its herbal fragrance can keep her calm.
Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands have managed to remain one of the most popular forms of mehndi among brides, especially if you’re not a fan of minimalism. Traditional Rajasthani designs are luxuriant and give a glimpse of the royal culture and other traditional as well as religious references. The main motifs used in Rajasthani mehndi designs are raja-rani, jharokhas, paisleys, Jaal, Radha-Krishna, vines etc.
1. The First look through the jharokhas
Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands usually show the bride and groom looking at each other with Varmala in their hands and it is pretty evident in this design too. It also features the use of classic Rajasthani elements such as paisleys, traditional four dots, and an elaborate peacock in the garden. The artist has used techniques such as shading to interweave lines, circles and mesh. Don't miss the filled fingertips.
2. Varmala amidst the shower of flowers
A heavenly Varmala scene taking place while flowers are being showered is also common in Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands. The mehndi artist has also beautifully depicted bridesmaids standing to welcome the groom with thali in hand. Elements such as flowers, paisleys, filled fingertips and attention to detail are other prominent features of this bridal mehndi design for full hands.
3. Peacocks and flowers
Rajasthani artisans take pride in their royal flora and fauna in their Rajasthani Bridal Mehndi Designs for Full Hands. This gorgeous full hand mehndi has been created with ample and beautiful use of elaborate peacocks, flowers, leaves, lotuses, sunflowers and paisleys. All these motifs have been pulled together with various lines and filled fingertips in this Rajasthani bridal mehndi design for full hands. This is definitely going to be bookmarked for the latest mehndi designs in our look book.
4. Royal wedding
If it's Rajasthani, it has to be royal! This design depicts yet another royal wedding that features everything from love birds, elephants, lotuses, paisleys and leaves. The bride is also looking like a princess in her finery. The influence of the Mughal era is also evident in this design as it uses geometrical figures and mesh technique liberally.
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Reverse-filled Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands also take inspiration for the glamorous Mughal era. The abundant use of geometric patterns, swirls, paisleys, dots and lines is increasing the beauty of this full mehndi design. Also, who else is digging the love with which the bride and groom are looking at each other?
6. Well decorated hands
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Rajasthani mehndi designs tend to cover the entire hand, leaving very little spaces in between elements. In this design, you can see a full hand design created with paisleys, lines, dots and swirls. Lotus, the flower that symbolizes good luck and purity, has been used in abundance. This is yet another way to bring good luck into the lives of the newly-married couple.
7. A blessed life
The prime motive behind the application of Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands is to bless the bride with good luck. This design contains motifs that are considered auspicious and lucky in Hindu tradition such as peacocks, swastika, flowers and swans. The precision and detail given to peacocks and their feathers are worth the praise.
8. Royal Barat
The royal mehndi design from the state of Kings showcases a royal Barat that comes with a herd of elephants. The mehndi artist has managed to incorporate swans, peacocks feathers, lotuses and filled fingertips in reverse filled style.
9. Indian symbols meet Mughal motifs
When Indian symbols meet Mughal motifs they create geometrical, realistic, stylized and abstract Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands, like this one. Loaded with flowers and peacocks this design has the power to leave everyone spellbound.
10. Through thick and thin
Very symbolic, this Rajasthani bridal mehndi design is created with smart use of thick and thin lines throughout the hand. Along with these lines, we can see Rajasthani raja-rani Varmala scene, lots of flowers and stars, swirls and paisleys that are complementing the whole design splendidly.
The exact charm and opulence of Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands come out when they are applied all over the palms, arms and back of the hands in order to create beautiful royal tales. If you don’t mind going a little extravagant with mehndi and appreciate this art form, you will definitely love picking this style of mehndi. There are also some great leg mehndi designs - so go check them out. We have many mehndi vendors who specialize in Rajasthani bridal mehndi designs for full hands, do check them out.
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