Rangoli

“Life is like a Rangoli. there will be twists and turns, difficult to understand but when you are done, just stand out and have a look… It looks so beautiful !!!” Pria

Rangoli Is the finest art by Indian Women.

Rangoli is a colourful art.

The purpose of Rangoli is to feel the strength, generosity and said to bring good luck and it is drawn early in the morning at the entrance point of the house.

It’s auspicious to draw Rangoli in Hindu Dharma during festivals and religious ceremonies.

Art is created on the floor or ground by using materials such as coloured rice, coloured sand, quartz powder and flower petals.

Rangoli is said to have 5000 years of history.ย 

Thank you.

Namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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  15 comments for “Rangoli

  1. February 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    An interesting and enlightening blog!

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  2. February 22, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Very interesting. I’ve seen these patterns but never knew the name.

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    • February 23, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you my friend.
      They are are popular and one can come across in India, especially South India.May be Rangoli forms part of Mandala I am not sure.

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  3. February 22, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Wow.. Great share.. Thank you.. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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  4. February 23, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Philo I asked another blogger about these patterns when I saw them in her photos…..Are they mainly drawn for festivals or can they be drawn anytime? Are there women, who specialize in this or is a family member given the task?

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    • February 23, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you so much my friend.

      I am glad you asked these questions.

      1. Colourful Rangolis are drawn during major Hindu festival occasions like,Diwali, Sankranti, Pongal and Onam.

      2. Routine Rangolis ( Simple form ) are drawn daily, early in the morning, in front of the house.

      Why is is drawn only during morning hours?
      After day’s wind, rain or pedestal foot steps wears away the design drawn on the previous day, new design created on the following day. Old design is thoroughly wiped out and new one drawn, just to remind one that life is nothing but a constant change.

      As I said in my post, doing so brings good luck to the family and is a welcome sign to those visiting the house.

      And it is said to have positive vibrations from Cosmic forces.

      ‘The reason a rangoli is drawn at the entrance of a house is because of its calming effect on a visitor who is just about to enter into the house. It manifests into vibrations (brainwaves) in the visitorโ€™s mind, putting him at ease, making him comfortable and happy.’ Guruprasad

      You can check his link
      http://guruprasad.net/posts/why-do-indians-draw-rangoli-scientific-reason/

      If you are interested to know how fast one can draw Rangoli you can check this video clip.

      Just by joining the dots how wonderful design is created.

      3. Usually the senior ladies ( mother,aunts,cousin sisters ) in the house teach the art to the younger generation, mostly girls.
      Anybody in the family can draw and mostly women do this job.
      To be precise it’s part of parenting.

      Thanking you once again my friend for giving me an opportunity to explain.

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  5. February 23, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for sharing, fascinating.

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  6. February 23, 2021 at 6:41 am

    These are beautiful and if mad with sand rice and petals they must be very fleeting. This is a wonderful post

    Laugh a while See what happens

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  7. February 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Now I want to take some chalk and draw one in front of my home!

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  8. February 27, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Love this practice & glad to know more about it! Thanks! ๐ŸŒž

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