Alta is a bright red color dye or liquid mainly used to adorn the feet and palms. Painting the soles with Alta and adorning the upper foot with various patterns and elaborate designs, is a common Indian tradition, particularly used by many women during the religious festivals, funtions and wedding.
In fact, a Bengali bride is incomplete if her hands and feet are not adorned with it.It brings out the beauty of the feet and palms. Wearing Alta on Durga Puja is a common ritual for Bengali womenfolk. It is just like a another form of putting mehndi or heena.
The another kind of Alta, which is known as ‘Mahavar’ is dark pink in color and mostly used by the Bengali women. The significance of Alta is that it resembles blood, which is symbolic of fertility and prosperity. It has been found as one of the make-up stages of “Solah Shringar” or Sixteen Bridal Adornments.
According to Bengali tradition, Alta is a indication of married women. Khuku Moni is a most popular brand of Alta in West Bengal, manufactured by Pradip Chemicals Works, Khadinan Howrah .It is a great manufacturer company of Alta which is harmless to skin and made up of only natural ingredients.
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