Common Mehndi Designs and Their Meanings

Mehndi designs have a rich history in India, and even those who don’t understand their meaning can still appreciate their beauty. That said, knowing what your mehndi designs stand for can make them come to life in ways you never even imagined, so here are just a few common mehndi designs and their meanings.

Lotus
Though any gender can wear it, the lotus is primarily considered a female sign. This is because it stands for feminine virtues like beauty, grace, sensuality and purity, and the more elaborate lotus designs can stretch up the entire forearm to be slowly unveiled as the sleeve is pushed back.

Flowers
Flowers represent life, joy and new beginnings, so it should come as no surprise that mehndi flowers are frequently seen at weddings and celebrations. They’re also common in mehandi designs images that you can find from places like Craftsvilla. Since flowers are so simple to draw and trace, they’re quite popular with newbies to mehndi.

Flower Buds
Flower buds are associated with new wives and mothers. They speak to the exciting new adventure that their wearer is about to take, and the bud is symbolic for blossoming into a new role in a fresh chapter of life. Buds can also be drawn in varying stages of bloom along the arm.

Suns
The sun is one of the most powerful images in Indian culture. It represents life, fire, passion, energy and longevity, and it’s frequently divided on two hands to double its power and provide symbolic meaning when the hands are joined as one. If you’re looking for mehndi designs that truly represent Indian culture, choose something with the sun.

Peacocks
Peacocks are another popular wedding design because they’re bright, beautiful animals who naturally draw the eye. Not only are they symbolic of every gaze being turned on the happy couple, but they’re also useful for brides who want to cover themselves in elaborate mehndi for their big day.

Birds
All kinds of birds are popular in mehndi designs. Their most obvious representation is freedom, but they can also have a cultural and religious significance as messengers between heaven and earth. They’re versatile, too; people get mehndi designs in everything from sparrows to doves.

These are just a few of the most popular mehndi designs. As you can see, you’ll have plenty to choose from if you want to start experimenting, so have fun!

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Music Monday #443: Gong Xi Fa Cai

Gong Xi Fa Cai to my Chinese friends.. Happy New Year!

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Find Out Everything About Your Favorite Celebrities

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Many of us have an obsession with celebrities. We might have favorite singers, actors, or just people who are famous for being famous. While plenty of people go about their day without ever caring about famous people, others are much more interested. If you have a favorite musician or actor, you probably want to know as much as you can about them. That doesn’t mean you necessarily want to learn all about their private life. But maybe you wish to hear everything they’re willing to tell you. There are severals ways you can find out all about the people you admire. Try the things below to learn more about the celebrities you love most.

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Read Biographies and Autobiographies

Celebrities often write books about their lives and careers. TheseĀ autobiographies can be an excellent source to discover as much as possible. They might write about their childhood or different stages of their career. Some books are very focused on what they do for work, whereas others are much more personal. You can also read biographies written by other people. These might be written by someone who is a close friend, or perhaps an expert in the field. When you choose which books to read, it’s best to look for approved biographies. You then know that the information will be more accurate. However, even autobiographies might not be completely accurate, especially if they’re ghost-written.

Follow Them on Social Media

The age of social media has made it much easier to get closer to your favorite celebrities. You can like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Some people have their accounts run by a PR person, rather than doing it themselves. Others might not use their social media channels very often. But some celebrities make excellent use of their different pages, and they can give you insight into their lives. Following them on social media allows you to see their personal thoughts and feelings about different matters. Although this can get them in hot water, it can be exciting. You could even end up having a conversation with them, and have them follow you back.

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Check Their Stats and Background

You don’t have to read books to find out the essentials about someone famous. If you want to learn all the basic information about them, you can check heightline and other sites. You can find their physical statistics, such as their height, weight and hair and eye color. There are also places to read about their family and origins. You can learn all about their background online. Many people use Wikipedia to learn about people, but you have to be careful. Just about anyone can change an article, so you could end up with inaccurate information.

Watch, Listen to and Read Interviews

If you want to hear things straight from your favorite celeb’s mouth, pay attention to their interviews. They should do plenty of them when they’re promoting their work. But work won’t be all they talk about, and they’ll reveal other tidbits too. Keep track of when they’re going to be on TV or do an interview for a magazine or YouTube video. You can set up a Google Alert with their name, so the latest news comes straight to your inbox.

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Get Involved with Other Fans

Joining in with other fans of a particular celebrity can have pros and cons. On the plus side, you can all share information you learn and photos you find. However, it can also mean that rumors will easily break out. You can trust someone when they pass on some information, but it could turn out to be completely untrue. If you do swap stories with other fans, you should try to get sources to back up what people are saying. It will help you avoid believing things that aren’t accurate.

Analyze Their Work

Celebrities don’t just walk around being famous all the time – or, at least, most of them don’t. Most of them have day jobs, whether that’s acting, making music, or something else. You can learn a lot about them through their work. And presumably, what they do is a big part of why you like them! For example, you might spend time listening to the lyrics of a songwriter’s new album. You might pay attention to their acting choices in one of their movies or take a closer look at their novels.

You can learn a lot about a celebrity without ever getting too invasive. Use all of these methods and you’ll soon know about all your favorite people.

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