Bengali Mehndi Designs For Brides (Best Designs with Alta)

তাই আপনার বিবাহের হয়? Congratulations! 🙂 Must be looking for Bengali Mehndi Designs, right? Bengali brides put a huge amount of time and effort in making sure that they are perfect for their big day. And no wonder you would always see them looking beautiful on their big day. One important component amongst all the things that contribute is Alta. Alta is a bright red dye or liquid colour used to adorn palms and feet in simple patterns. Painting the soles with this red liquid dye and adorning the upper foot with elaborate designs to bring out the beauty of the feet, is a common Indian tradition, particularly during religious festivals and weddings. You can see this during Durga Puja as well.

Another notable fact on the significance of Alta is that it resembles blood, which is also symbolic of the fertility and the prosperity. However, after the Islamic invasion in India, it brought along with it’s the new customs and traditions called henna or mehndi. Alta can also be a creative alternative in comparison with Mehndi. As if you see, Mehndi can be done only once, and stay long for like a week. But, with Alta you can just wash it off in one day and put on a new design for another day and adorn your hands and feet every day with new and amazing designs.

A common ritual followed by the womenfolks in West Bengal, Alta is also known as Mahavar, which is dark pink in colour. In fact, a Bengali bride is incomplete if her hands and feet are not adorned with this. In other words, it is another form of putting Mehndi or Henna. But of course along with Alta the bride has would be adorned with beautiful Mehndi designs. Let’s take a look at some of the best Mehndi Designs for Bengali Brides, below.




This first design is unique in itself, as it combines Alta with intricate Bengali Mehndi Designs. It uses lotus, flowers and leaves to make a unique story of the delicate bride. She is without a doubt always going to look beautiful with this design.

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This next design is a hand design. A typical Bengali Mehndi Design, it emphasises on the fingers very differently from the rest of the hand. It’s beauty lies in its symmetry! You can see some more bridal designs here.

This next design is a unique blend of Rajasthani and Bengali Mehndi Designs. It makes it imperative for your husband or to-be to have a good long look at those beautiful legs. After all, impressing him is a key part of the wedding day celebrations, right?

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A typical Bengali bride would have expressions to die for! Just look at the one above. She has designed a beautiful pattern on her hand which simply makes her stand out. It has flowers, checks and lines as the major components. Although it is beautiful, it clearly let’s all the attention go to her face and let’s her be the center stage of her big day!

Looking for some minimal designs for friend’s wedding? You MUST check these simple Mehndi designs out, they are simple to do at home, and don’t take more than 30 mins in total to dry and look gorgeous!


This design above is simply an Alta design. Auspicious, Quick, Easily Removable, Chic. Be a traditional Bengali dulhan in your wedding with a bright red saree, alta and a big red bindi. No one can look more beautiful than you that day – after all there is tremendous beauty in simplicity.

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Bengali Mehndi Designs

And at the end showing you the design, if you are looking to simply make sure you stand out. Beautiful use of Alta, stones, Glitter and simple Mehndi Designs. It makes sure you are the only one attracting all the attention. This design is a massive hit with the fashion conscious Bengali girls.

Alta designing was originally practised in Bangladesh. The designs were very simple and elaborate. A single round in the between, with the finger heads filled with the deep red alta. These designs are usually simple and easy to make. But with time, artisans have modified these designs to look more intricate and beautiful. This design is a perfect Bengali alta design for the brides.

It is believed that Goddess Durga adorned her hands with her own blood, when a lady taunted her for not being womanly and bride-like on the day of her nuptial with Lord Shiva. So Bengali women consider alta as holy blood of Goddess Durga and have followed the tradition of alta design from ages.

If you are specifically looking out for Bengali Mehndi designs then alta designs will be the best you can opt for. Do let us know what you think about these beautiful designs.

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Besides being a new mother to a cute baby girl, this nutritionist from Nagpur is all about exploring beauty and health from within. She adores all things pretty, but knows that beauty is more than what meets the eye! She’s been instrumental in identifying some really fine and simple Mehndi designs.

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