Mehndi is typically applied during special Hindu weddings and Hindu festivals like Karva Chauth, Vat Purnima, Diwali, Bhai Dooj and Teej. In Hindu festivals, many women have Henna applied to their hands and feet. It is usually drawn on the palms and feet, where the design will be clearest due to contrast with the lighter skin on these surfaces, which naturally contain less of the pigment melanin. Henna was originally used as a form of decoration mainly for Hindu brides. Muslims of Indian subcontinent also apply Mendi during their festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.
Henna Mehndi word is derived from the Sanskrit word used mendhika.The and turmeric is described in the ancient Vedic ritual books. Haldi (turmeric paste with a self-staining) henna as a symbolic representation of the external and internal sun Vedic customs are meant to be.