Maa Perati Gorintaku / Lawsonia Inermis or Mehendi or Henna Plant in Our Backyard

Me flaunting my Gorintaku :)
Me flaunting my Gorintaku 🙂



Maa Perati Gorintaku (Henna Plant in our Backyard)…..
We have a lovely Gorintaku plant in our backyard and this being the Aashada Maasam, we were all very curious to pluck the leaves of this shrub and apply Gorintaku. This Sunday, we had nice time plucking the leaves, then grinding the paste and then applying it with lots of enthusiasm. Mom, Aunt, Bhabhi and me had good time with this entire activity and my nephews got their Sun and Moon tatoos done with this Gorintaku Paste. There is special magic and happiness when we have Gorintaku shrub in our own home backyard…

By the way..wondering whats this Gorintaku and what is its significance with respect to Telugu speaking People..then read the below lines written for you by me 😉

Gorintaku (in Telugu) is scientifically known as Lawsonia Inermis, the henna plant is a flowering shrub whose leaves and flowers have immense value according to Ayurveda. The paste of these leaves is used as temporary tatto/design. It is a long time tradition that during the months of Aashadam(July/August) all the women in Andhra Pradesh apply this leaves design. It is a lovely tradition which has immense scientific reason behind it, this season of Aashadam is a Monsoon season and people are prone to several illness due to climate changes, Gorintaku behind a medicinal shrub, the leaves help in maintaining the health of the women. However, the significance of this shrub is not just restricted to one season, it used as a hair dye and for nice designs anytime of the year .

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You too apply Gorintaku and have nice time 🙂

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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