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Mehndi Trending on Eid-ul-Adha

Mehndi designs for eid; Noorah, the 60-year-old lady from Srinagar, remembering her childhood said in our time we often apply

By Mahek Yaseen
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Mehndi Trending on Eid-ul-Adha

Noorah, the 60-year-old lady from Srinagar, remembering her childhood said in our time we often apply Mehndi but we apply bambroo design (a famous old Mehndi design) which was very famous in our childhood, she also said that we are all girls from the same age apply Mehndi with the help of each other on the occasions like Eid.

As in many parts of the world, thousands of Kashmiri women celebrate Eid by adorning their hands with beautiful henna or Mehndi art with great joy and happiness.

In the last few days, the markets in Srinagar have come alive with a huge rush of women and girls coming out to get henna designs on their hands. Henna artists also have their day and receive a huge rush of women wanting to have their hands decorated with beautiful and artistic henna art.

Asiya, a Mehndi artist from Batmalo Srinagar said "This is the Eid-ul-Adha after two years of covid 19 and for artists like us this is after a long we have seen so much rush and demand of Mehndi, from past few days I received Nearly 20-30 girls to apply mehndi on their hands and feet ".

She went on to say that this eid is great for all Mehndi artists because Kashmiri girls are very fond of Mehndi and we earn a great amount from this.

Another mehndi artist Pakeeza from Safakadal said, "I never thought on Eid-ul-Adha Henna will be on-demand but fortunately it was." She also said that we cost different rates on different designs and she also said Arabic mehndi designs are in huge demand.

"Due to covid 19 lockdown for last 2 years, I was not able to go out and apply a Mehndi on my hands, "said Rutba, Student.

"I was too busy to go out for mehndi and I was also upset because we couldn't do henna at the last Eid either. So today I had Mehndi designs on my hands,” she added.

There are also hundreds of non-local Mehndi artists in kashmir in which we see some of them in Gonikhan market and jamia markets in Srinagar applying Mehndi to the hands of kashmiri girls.

"On this Eid we saw a huge demand on Henna" said a non-local Mehndi artist.

"I was too excited to apply Mehndi because I came back to Kashmir from Kuwait after two years and on the day of Arfa I go along with my sister-in-law to apply Mehndi on my hands," said Insha, a Housewife.

"I usually come here to shop. But this year, Mehndi has made my purchases happier," said Rida Shakeel, a 14-year-old student in Palpoora Sgr.

As Kashmir has witnessed a huge rush of People in Eidgah Srinagar for buying the Gurbani's on the other side it has seen a huge demand for henna on this Eid-ul-Adha.

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