“Raksha Bandhan” is an important festival in Indian culture that celebrates the bond of love and relationship between brothers and sisters. It is a special day to celebrate the bond between siblings, where the word “Rakhi” means “bond of protection.” All sisters tie a Rakhi on their brother’s wrists, and brothers give gifts to their sisters. In recent times, with the prevalence of online transactions, a video has gone viral on social media where a girl has created a QR code with henna on her hand for her brother on Raksha Bandhan.
The video was posted on Instagram by a Mehndi artist named Yash. It has attracted the attention of many users, who demanded to make such henna designs. How an innovative idea has been used in this unique mehandi which has merged the art, tradition, and changing technology of Indian culture in one mehandi design, this is a very attention-grabbing video. Along with the changing technology, there is a very easy way to take money from your brothers on the festival of Rakshabandhan. However, the question arises whether this QR code actually works or if it’s just a henna design.
Mehndi artist Yash has said in the video that the QR code is not working and is made only for entertainment. It is told in the video that this is just attracting content which I have edited in the video. To make it look real, a screen recording of the payment transaction was made and linked to it. Mehndi QR code cannot be used for payment.
This video has gone viral on social media platforms. So far, it has been viewed by 21 million people, receiving over 1 million likes and more than 1 million shares. Various reactions have been expressed after watching the video. Some have praised the innovative idea of the mehndi artist, while others have shared it with many people as part of their entertainment. While it might seem that the QR code is actually functional after watching the video, a closer look reveals that it was created using screen recording techniques.