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The Meaning Behind Indian Henna Designs

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The Meaning Behind Indian Henna Designs

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The henna tradition at Indian weddings is rooted in Indian folklore and is both decorative and symbolic. Many of the elaborate floral patterns signify new beginnings, as well as a sense of purity.

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There are few ceremonies in the world that are as lavish or as vibrant as Indian weddings. And for Indian-Americans, the unions are just as extravagant here in the States, with an average cost of half a million dollars. Witness the big Bollywood marriages of three couples as they attempt to balance millennia-old traditions and modern American sensibilities. Then see how they celebrate their love and honor their families, without breaking their budgets.

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