What Are Mehndi Songs?

Mehndi songs are those which are commonly played during the mehndi ceremony, which is an integral part of Indian and Pakistani weddings. Some popular mehndi songs are “Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna,” “Mere Hathon Mein Nau Nau,” “Bole Chudiyan” and “Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara.”

The mehndi ceremony takes place before the wedding and is characterized by a gathering of the bride’s friends and family members. Song and dance are important to south Asian wedding ceremonies, with certain songs being dedicated to the wedding theme. In addition to the classics, contemporary songs played during mehndi include “Balam Pichkari,” “Dilli Wali Girlfriend” and “Raat Ke Dhai Baje.”