Diwali Rangoli patterns and designs,Diwali Rangoli Decoration Ideas Diwali Rangoli Decoration Themes

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rangoli designs are generally based on themes that have been in use through ages. The common rangoli themes are the celestial symbols such as the rising sun, moon, stars, zodiac signsDiwali-Rangoli-designs02
, holy symbols like Om, mangal kalash, swastika, chakra, a lighted Deepak, trident, “shree”, lotus etc. Goddess Lakshmi in the lotus symbolizes the figure of renewed life. Other popular themes are natural images like flowers, creepers, trees, fish, birds, elephants, dancing figures, human figures and geometrical figures such as circles, semi-circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. Drawing Diwali rangoli at the entrance door of individual homes is the common sight during Diwali decoration. For this, the footsteps of Goddess Lakshmi entering into the home are designed at the main entrance of the home or near the place of worship, which indicates the entrance of prosperity in the home. This is the special Diwali rangoli for the entrance. It is considered auspicious as it signifies showering of good luck and prosperity on the house and in the family.
However, all said and done, the theme and design of a Diwali Rangoli is dependent upon the creativity andrangoli imagination of an individual. Rangoli can be improvised into diverse visual art forms. There is really no limit to what you can do with a Rangoli. Because of this aspect of Rangoli, some Hindu communities in India actually organize Rangoli competitions during Diwali celebrations and prizes are given for the best designs. It is a delight to see the colorful designs unfold in the lights and fireworks of Diwali.

Diwali Rangoli Ingredients

rangoliA variety of ingredients are used to create a Rangoli. In old days, the colors were traditionally derived from natural dyes – from barks of trees, leaves, indigo, etc. Today however, synthetic dyes are used in a range of bright hue. Rangoli being mainly a floor art, powdered colors are used on cleaned floors to form decorations. The powder primarily consists of finely grounded rice flour. Finely ground white stone powder is used these days, as this is easier to apply and makes the rangolis brighter and well finished. One can also mix rice flour with white stone powder for a better preparation. The powder is usually taken in a pinch and applied with the thumb and the forefinger. Rangolis can be vivid, three-dimensional art complete with shadings when cereals, pulses either in their natural coloring or tinted with natural dyes are applied or they can be the traditional plain, yet as beautiful as, two-dimensional designs when colored powder such as rice, brick, chilly, turmeric, etc is used. In south Indian states like Kerala, flowers like marigolds and chrysanthemums and leaves are used to create Rangoli.

As a Diwali Rangoli is created through sprinkling powder by hand it is a very laborious and difficult process, and it’spattern difficult to render fine details – meaning the image must be quite large. But all pains are taken to create a perfect Rangoli. Why? Because this art reflects the Indian culture and upholds the age old values of hospitality, perfection in art and also, a deep-rooted reverence for the divine beings and a fear for the powers beyond the realm of human understanding.

Diwali Rangoli brings a sense of completion in the joyous celebrations of .
iwali is celebrated whole over India.Diwali Rangoli is made to welcome Goddess Lakhmi ,the Goddess of wealth,which is a part of Diwali Celebration.Rangoli is the art which is drawn on the doorsteps with various combinations of colors.

Diwali Rangoli is made up of mixture paste of Turmeric powder,chalk powder and colored rice grains.In Maharastra its called Rangoli,In Bengal its named as Alpana and in South India its called as Kolam.

Some Diwali Rngoli DESIGNS ( Pictures) collection added here and also Diwali Rangoli patterns

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