Mehandi is a ceremonial art which originated in ancient India. Different beautiful patterns of mehndi are typically applied to brides before wedding day.Now a days in places like Rajasthan in India the grooms are given designs that are often as elaborate as those for brides. In Assam, apart from marriage,unmarried women uses it for Rongali bihu.
Mehndi is now also used in some Gulf countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates where the night before the wedding is dedicated to decorating the bride with Mehndi, and the night is called as “Mehndi Night”. Also in Some Western Countries alternative to a “hen party”, some families prefer “Mehndi nights”.