A Bride's Hand

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© Archana R Jarajapu
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 25, 2010
TakenOctober 4, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/125 sec at f/13
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm

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Weddings in India is considered to be a sacred and sanctified ceremony.

The occasion of Mehndi ceremony is often one of the most important pre-wedding rituals especially for the bride. It is a fun filled ritual, which is celebrated mainly by the bride's family.

Often hidden within the mehndi pattern the name or initials of the groom are applied.

There is also a common saying - “Darker the color of mehndi, more the husband's love”.

60 responses

  • Dominique Musorrafiti

    Dominique Musorrafiti gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    I love it :) voted !!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (27 Mar 2010):


  • ramanand patnaik

    ramanand patnaik said (27 Mar 2010):

    simply superb

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    Lovely compo and Voted!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    A lovely, sharp image!

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    Excellent work . my vote.

  • Lara  K. Spencer

    Lara K. Spencer (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Everyone else has taken the words out of my hypothetical mouth. It has my humble vote.

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter gave props (9 Apr 2010):


  • Sirisha

    Sirisha said (9 Apr 2010):

    Its a wonderful one.I voted .

  • Jahaan London

    Jahaan London said (10 Apr 2010):

    Excellent detail


    BINU P.ABRAHAM said (12 Apr 2010):


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  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    my vote!

  • Cameron MacMaster

    Cameron MacMaster said (13 Apr 2010):

    Great shot!

  • Wagninho Pau

    Wagninho Pau gave props (13 Apr 2010):


  • gopal sagar

    gopal sagar gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    good one!

  • M Daniel

    M Daniel gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Fantastic colors and compo. My vote

  • Archana R Jarajapu

    Archana R Jarajapu said (14 Apr 2010):

    Thanks to all of you.

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    A very beautiful photo...I love the color in the bracelets and her hands. AMAZING detail in the work.....A great and interesting tradition! Thank you for sharing....my vote

  • Yves Harnois

    Yves Harnois gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Very good photograph for the theme my vote

  • Archana R Jarajapu

    Archana R Jarajapu said (18 Apr 2010):

    thanks Luke and Yves for your valuable comments

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (18 Apr 2010):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    An outstanding image! Very well done.You have my vote...

  • Jagadeesh G

    Jagadeesh G said (21 Apr 2010):

    really superb pic for the occasion....voted ;)

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (21 Apr 2010):

    Totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (21 Apr 2010):

    GOT my VOTE.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    great one! my vote. I will send this link to my officemate. She is good with these and saw her do this before.

  • Prasanna Kundu

    Prasanna Kundu gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    My Vote!

  • Lori Boggetti

    Lori Boggetti gave props (29 Apr 2010):

    Perfect for Traditions,voted!

  • Jay Mody

    Jay Mody said (1 May 2010):

    Voted !!! I like the description as well

  • Imran Ahmad B Rayat Ahmad

    Imran Ahmad B Rayat Ahmad said (3 May 2010):

    nice shot

  • Francesco Sisso

    Francesco Sisso gave props (6 May 2010):

    mine too :)

  • diah mintara

    diah mintara said (6 May 2010):

    love them!! what if I want them on my wedding but it's not Indian wedding? :)

  • Yogesh Suryawanshi

    Yogesh Suryawanshi gave props (13 May 2010):


  • Nydia Lilian

    Nydia Lilian (Deleted) gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    wow!! voted!!

  • Kabir Ghumman

    Kabir Ghumman (Deleted) said (2 Jun 2010):

    Great composition indeed. Encapsulates the tradition perfectly! Voted!

  • Snezana Jovanovic

    Snezana Jovanovic said (3 Jun 2010):


  • Cheryl Dumcum

    Cheryl Dumcum gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Got my vote! Outstanding shot.

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    excellent photo!!!like it

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (4 Nov 2010):


  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Excellent!! Deserves appreciation....

  • Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan said (17 Nov 2011):


  • Jags Sukasi

    Jags Sukasi said (30 Dec 2011):

    your photogrpahy rocks

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (30 Dec 2011):

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Archana R Jarajapu

    Archana R Jarajapu said (30 Dec 2011):

    Thank you Jags, Harsh and VonAsh

  • Dominique Sz

    Dominique Sz gave props (5 Jan 2012):

    Outstanding !!!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (14 Feb 2012):


  • Natarajan

    Natarajan said (29 Apr 2012):

    beautiful hands

  • Natarajan

    Natarajan said (29 Apr 2012):

    nice shot. I would have preferred the rings are not there in fingers

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (3 May 2012):

    this image is breath-taking!!

  • Barbara Zylstra

    Barbara Zylstra gave props (20 May 2012):


  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (25 May 2012):


  • Julie Grace Immink

    Julie Grace Immink gave props (5 Sep 2012):

    i love this!!

  • s. hines Lodder

    s. hines Lodder gave props (22 Dec 2012):

    gorgeous !

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (7 Feb 2013):


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  • Miss Erika

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  • Etan Doronne

    Etan Doronne gave props (27 Jun 2013):

    clear & best

  • Archana R Jarajapu

    Archana R Jarajapu said (27 Jun 2013):

    Thanks guys!

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