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Mehndi is a Hindu symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Hinduism customs are centered around the notion of “awakening the inner light/soul.” These Hindu designs originated in ancient India in 3500BC as a Hindu art form, and was adopted by the Middle East where they call it Henna.
Rangoli is meant as decoration and thought to bring good luck. The images are often geometric shapes, deity impressions, or of flowers and petals. Sometimes, designs are very elaborate and are painstakingly crafted with the help of many people.