Jamshedpur: Applying mehndi on hands and feet is one of the unique features of Hartalika Teej celebrations. On the occasion, two-day free mehendi applying event concluded on Tuesday with more than 850 women and girls having their hands decorated with mehendi.
It was organised by the ardent fan of Madhuri Dixit, Pappu Sardar outside his Manohar Chat shop in Saatchi market on 10 and 11 September. On the first day 330 and more than 520 women applied mehendi on both their hands. Ten girls were present to apply the mehendi on the large number of women and girls from 10 am to 11 pm on both the days.
Women and girls from different parts of the city had to wait for their turn but despite that the excitement level didn�t come down.
Women flock to markets to get beautiful henna designs on their hands, the darker the colour the better it is!
The organiser Pappu Sardar said, ‘Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit considers him as his brother. On the name of Madhuri Dixit his brother organised the mehendi applying session for his sisters across the city. In 2017 the session was organised for the very first time where more than 300 sisters applied mehendi and this time the number has increased which gives me intense pleasure’.
The festival of Hartalika Teej is observed by married and unmarried women in the honour of Goddess Parvati. Hartalika Teej is considered as one of the most important teej amongst the three that are celebrated in the country around this time.