Doll up on rakshabandhan with stunning rakshabandhan mehndi designs that are apt for this occasion!
The festival of Rakshabandhan celebrates the bond of love between brothers and sisters. This important festival takes place on the full moon (poornima) of Shraavan month which is a very pious month in the Hindu calendar. In other cultures, Rakshabandhan is referred as Rakhri, Silono or Rakhi. Different cultures celebrate Rakshabandhan in different ways, but the motive behind the festival remains the same – to share the love between siblings and make fun memories. Though I believe that this festival is not just about real brothers and sisters, it is much above blood relationships!
This year, Rakshabandhan festival is on the 26th of August, though the date may vary in different cultures! I am pretty sure that all you lovely sisters are done with outfit, makeup and jewelry shopping for rakshabandhan so that you can look all dolled up on this festival! After all, it is the day of sisters and they would want to look nothing but the best – from head to toe. So how can we forget about mehndi which is an eternal part of our desi culture! No matter what the occasion might be, we cannot miss the chance of adorning our hands with beautiful mehndi designs, right?
On rakshabandhan, all the focus of the papzz (well, the paparazzis whom you would appoint to take pictures of you while you are tying rakhi on your sibling’s hands! 😋) will be on your hands. So how about you decorate your hands with special rakshabandhan mehndi designs?
You may not want to go OTT with mehndi for this occasion and get mehndi designs done on your hands like brides, you would want to keep it simple, elegant and minimal. With this post, I am sharing 25+ very adorable yet simple rakshabandhan mehndi designs. Just a little heads up – after seeing so many adorable designs, you might get confused about which design to go for. But rest assured, you are going to find that perfect rakhi mehndi design that you are looking for! Let’s get started, shall we?
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The Rakshabandhan Special Mehndi Design With Rakhi Pattern
Starting off the post with the most adorable rakshabandhan inspired mehndi design! It is a very intricate design that depicts the rakhi thread being tied on a hand. This design will definitely steal the show if you try it this rakshabandhan!
It is a bit difficult to draw such intricate designs with so much detailing, but if you search on YouTube, you might find a step by step tutorial for this kind of design which will make it a lot easier for you! My suggestion is: try to draw this pattern with a pen and then just follow the outlines with your henna cone!
Minimal One Side Mehndi Design For Rakshabandhan
This design is drawn on just one side of the hand. You may also draw the same design on your palm instead of on the back of the hand. It is really elegant and would be a perfect mehandi design for rakshabandhan. You can wear a gorgeous cocktail ring on your ring finger which will fill up the empty space in the mehndi design and enhance the look of your design more!
Elegant Mehndi Design
Here is another inspiration for the one-sided mehndi design on the palm. This pattern is so simple that it will take you barely 5-10 minutes to draw it! It is very apt for rakshabandhan and other small occasions where you don’t want your mehndi to look over the top.
Simple Beads Mehndi Design
This design almost looks like a hathphool jewelry, doesn’t it? If you are not fond of wearing jewelery on your hands, this is the kind of mehndi design that you can go for and you know, just fake that look!
Jhoomar Mehndi Design
Jhoomar earrings are in trends these days, they go so beautifully with ethnic outfits! And so does this jhoomar mehndi design. Elegant, beautiful and very traditional!
The Dropping Hearts Mehndi Design
Make the hearts drop with this bold yet simple mehndi design! The hearts pattern on this design are going to come out super dark and pretty!
Modern Jewelry Mehndi Design
This design has a modern touch to it! If you are applying henna in a hurry and you are using the Chinese black henna instead of normal one, then this design would be the perfect pick. Do try it out!
Speaking of Chinese black henna, here is another design which would go well with it!
Round Mandala Mehndi Design
This post would not be complete without a simple and sober Mandala mehndi pattern! You can further enhance this mandala design with a touch of glitter mehndi in the middle. Or if you have a glittery bindi sticker, just use it as a temporary enhancement! What a great hack, isn’t it?
Traditional Mandala Mehndi Design
This design has more of a rajasthani touch to it, right? It is more easy going than the previous mandala design, with the zali pattern and all. I would totally draw this design on my hand for the occasion of Rakshabandhan, but sadly, I am not that great at making mehndi designs! What about you?
Bel Mehndi Designs For Rakshabandhan
Bel mehndi designs are evergreen! They are apt for all kinds of designs. If you have elongated hands and fingers, bel mehndi designs are perfect for you! A bel pattern is simply a mehndi design which is drawn diagonally on your hands, it does not always have to be of leaves pattern. Here are a couple of bel designs that you can try for rakhi festival.
Unique Bel Mehndi Design
Maze Bel Mehndi Design
This mehndi design kinda looks trippy, that’s why I have named it the maze design!
Zalidar Bel Mehndi Design
Floral Bel Rakshabandhan Mehndi Design
Simple Fingers Mehndi Designs For Rakshabandhan
Not all girls are big on mehandi! Some like to keep it very simple and make the design as small as possible. Drawing mehndi patterns just on the fingers is the best way to go if you are not a fan of having mehndi on your palms. Sharing some of the gorgeous finger mehndi designs below! I just could not pick a single design, so I am sharing all the gorgeous ones that I found!
Peacock Mehndi Design For Rakhi
I am totally swooned by this bold and gorgeous peacock mehandi design! Now that saawan, the beautiful month of rains with the sights of peacocks is about to end, this is the perfect design to try out and give it a farewell!
Butterfly Mehndi Design
After the adorable peacock design, here comes another cute design which is for butterfly lovers!
Bold Mehndi Design
Bold patterns always give out a darker stain which looks absolutely gorgeous! I am a kind of girl who would not really care about the mehendi patterns on my hand, I am just obsessed with dark stains! But sadly, I rarely get dark stains on my hands which hurts! 😛
While I am at it, I just want to share a quick tip on how to get dark mehndi stain on your palms! I rarely try this tip out of my laziness. I feel so sleepy and tired after getting the design done that I am left with no energy to do anything for a darker mehandi stain.
The tip is, once you are done with the design, give it some time to dry. Meanwhile, put a pan on the heat and add 5-6 cloves (laung) to it. Once the cloves start to release smoke, put your hand right above the pan (well, not that close!). Keep it like that for a couple of minutes, the smoke coming out of cloves will help to make your henna stains darker!
Another tip, don’t rush to remove henna from your hands. Remove it only after 6-8 hours. And instead of washing it off with water, use a cake knife or a butter knife to gently scrape off the dry henna. If it doesn’t come off that easily, you can use mustard oil to remove it. You should try to avoid getting water on your henna as much as possible.
That’s all for this post! If you are looking for some more inspirations for rakshabandhan mehandi designs, you can check out my other two posts where I have shared 15+ simple mehndi designs and glitter mehndi designs. Happy rakshabandhan to all of you in advance!
Enjoy this beautiful festival to the fullest. And if you have an elder brother or a sister, don’t forget to loot them! I have heard that Apple is coming out with 3 new iPhones in September, perhaps you can loot some moolah in advance! Just kidding!
Do let me know which of these rakshabandhan mehndi designs did you like the most!