The 2nd day of the wedding was the Mahila Sangeet. Sangeets are done differently in different parts of the country and within different families. It's predominately done in the North. For this one, the family of the bride meet at her house. A lot of men skip out on this function. Some Sangeets are only for women, but most nowadays are for anyone. At Jaya's house, women gathered in the downstairs room and sang songs (some men were outside or around this area). Some are religious songs but a lot are folk songs too. They sing, clap and play the drum. In the upstairs room, Jaya was getting Mehindi (henna) done on her arms and legs.
So what do you do if you have your hands covered in Mehendi and your hungry? Your friends feed you :) The bride gets fed a lot during her wedding time. It was HOT this night. You can tell we're all really hot!
Here is the finished product! Her left arm's designs represent her husband and the right arm's designs represent her. It's pretty cool how it tells a story. If you look closely you can see pictures of her and Deepansh on her arms and the god Ganesh.
This is what her legs looked like :)
It was a fun night hanging out and watching that amazing artwork! The guys that do Mehendi are quite talented!