Monday, December 04, 2006

Gorintaku (Andhra style mehendi)

This is not the instant mehendi made with henna powder. This is the real deal bayybeee! It's made from the freshly plucked leaves of henna shrub. These leaves travelled all the way from a freiend's backyard in Guntur(AP) to my home in Bangalore to paint my hands red :) yay! I just love the color that it imparts, it's quite different from the one you get with the henna powder. Anything fresh is always different and pleasant isn't it?

The design is a traditional one, just a big dot in the center of the palm and finger caps. I added a few more dots on the back...just for kicks :). Guess who helped me apply on the right hand? Hubby!!! he he. It was fun and romantic in a way.

I was googling to see if there is any proven therapeutic effects of henna, but couldn't find any :(. Let me know if you know of something.

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Blogger Deepak Gopi said...

Hi Supriya:
nice post ,Beautiful blog

December 04, 2006 2:20 AM  
Blogger sou said...

its an excellent coolant. So if your body is overheated use goranti on ur hands and head.

err.. btw, how does a post and goranti find its way into your food blog?!

December 04, 2006 3:07 AM  
Blogger Asha said...

I used to use Henna leaves to color my hands too in India.Here, you get those powders.

Looks great:)

December 04, 2006 5:09 AM  
Blogger Lakshmi said...

Hi Supriya,
bavundi mi gorintakku, chinnapdu memu illa ne pettukunevalamu.
miss a lot.

December 04, 2006 6:16 AM  
Blogger Mythreyee said...

looks really beautiful on your hands.

December 04, 2006 9:21 AM  
Blogger sra said...

hey, nice post, brings back childhood memories

December 05, 2006 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Indira said...

Well, they made you happy, so there it is the therapeutic effect of henna.:)

Beautiful Supriya. Also it looks so red, you must be one lucky gal.:)

December 06, 2006 1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's definitely refreshing to see the henna leaves being used. It reminds me of my chilhood where plucking, grinding and applying "Goranti" (in kannada)every weekend in summer.

One of the big theraputic effects is the coolness it brings to your body. My mother and my cousins in India (especially if anybody is pregnant during summer) still use it during summer hair and the soles of their feet. It decipates the body heat quickly... the beautiful color is an added bonus.

That's the reason - the warmer your body is, the darker the color you get.

December 08, 2006 8:48 AM  
Blogger Lakshmik said...

Hi Supriya

Nice designs. Just saw Creative Pooja's henna designs too. Is there some festival coming up?

December 12, 2006 6:41 PM  
Blogger RP said...

We had it in our backyard too. I miss it now! Wonder if it would grow in the US.

December 13, 2006 5:54 AM  
Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

Great blog..
nice post about gorintaku..

December 17, 2006 2:26 PM  
Blogger Lakshmi said...

Hi Supriya, where are you?
Happy New YEar in advance to you.

December 22, 2006 11:13 AM  
Anonymous PriyaS&S said...

Wishing peace, health, and happiness in 2007 and always. Happy New year to you and your family !

December 31, 2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger Nidhi said...

Here's Wishing you a very Happy New Year tweety. May God bless you and your family with all the happy things in this coming year.

Cheers, Nidhi.

January 01, 2007 12:11 PM  
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January 05, 2007 4:44 AM  
Blogger mandira said...

Mehendi looks pretty on your hands. You know what they say about nice and dark mehendi color;)

January 06, 2007 11:34 AM  
Blogger Sia's corner said...

hi sups
happy new yr to u n ur family... where have u vanishes?:)

January 09, 2007 6:58 AM  
Blogger priyanka said...

Love the theme of your blog Supriya. Neat! Keep it going. I definitely am trying the stuffed baby brinjal.

January 25, 2007 7:40 PM  
Blogger Sia's corner said...

where r u sup? long time no see...

January 28, 2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger Sia's corner said...

happy ugadi to u n ur family sups:)

March 19, 2007 10:09 AM  
Blogger priar's, said...

first time in ur blog ...
beautiful header and it looks very rich..

May 30, 2007 8:53 AM  
Blogger Sagari said...

supriya gorintaku looks so beautifulllll

December 19, 2007 5:22 PM  
Blogger chodavaram - it's different said...

very good, nice posts for andhra community on web.

visit more designs on

June 19, 2008 1:53 AM  
Blogger aanisaali said...

ellllloooooooo evvry1 hw u doin....yeh i wud jst lyk to say i luv henna buh i cant du it tight is der any1 out der hu cne help learn pweeeezzzzzzz many fanks jazmine.......

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