Yesterday was Sonal’s Mehndi or Henna celebration. The Mehndi is a celebration where henna is applied to the bride and bridesmaids hands and feet (popular since the late Bronze Age). The ornate designs symbolize blessings, luck as well as joy and beauty. This is day one of a three day Hindu celebration that continues tomorrow with the Vihdi Ceremony (more on that tomorrow) and ultimately culminates on Saturday with the wedding ceremony. Here are a few images from Sonal’s Mehndi.