This week Jennifer Wells has set the theme Mahogany for One word photo challenge.
Mahogany, basically color of wood, now a days associated with hair color in glamor world, is considered very auspicious in India. It is a color of Heena / Mehndi which is applied on a bride’s hands at the time of her marriage. In fact whenever there is a festival or a marriage takes place at home, applying mehndi by women folks is seen as prosperity and good omen.
Beautiful designs are made on hands, traditional Indian designs are of representations of the sun on the palm, it was to awakening the inner light. Turmeric was also used for the same purpose according to Vedic customs.