Bright Rangoli

Colors of Happiness

Have you ever tried to draw Rangoli?

It looks complicated but its too simple to draw.

‘Rangoli looks like life, all one has to do is to connect the dots properly, and it becomes beautiful!

“Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art does not really have judgment in it’s purest form. So just go, just go”  K D Lang


Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This Post is part of Becky B’s BRIGHT SQUARE photography challenge

  18 comments for “Bright Rangoli

  1. April 17, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Amazing quote.

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  2. April 17, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    The one which is connected by dots is called kolam.
    And the one which is drawn without any specific pattern (like dots) is called rangoli 🙂
    Good one btw:)

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    • April 18, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Thank you Era.

      I understand that there is always confusion between Rangoli & Kolam and invariably two schools of thought exist.

      My understanding is that Rangoli is a general term used for the art and it has many subsets, though all are called Rangoli and the name RANGOLI is popular in North India.

      The subsets include Chowk, free hand Rangoli, dotted Rangoli, flower petals Rangoli, Alpana Rangoli, floating Rangoli etc.

      The Dotted Rangoli is popularly known as KOLAM in South India (Tamilnadu & Kerala & Pondicherry) and MUGGU (Andhra & Telangana)but known by the same name RANGOLI in Karnataka.

      Some say Rangoli invariably has to have colours and others say not necessarily.

      Funny thing about humans is they never agree on anything but luckily majority decently agree to disagree without any hard feelings.

      Thank you my friend for this thought provoking discussion.

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  3. April 17, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Art is for the viewer!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. April 17, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Could you explain a little bit how to create such beautiful art? It’s so lovely! Does it have a special meaning?

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 18, 2021 at 10:44 am

      Thank you my friend.

      Yes it has special meaning for Hindus.

      The rangoli represents the happiness, positivity and liveliness of a household, and is intended to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and good luck. It is believed that a Hindu household without a clean entrance and rangoli is an abode of darida (bad luck). Source-(wikipedia)

      It’s my pleasure to introduce my friend Amanda to you and it’s interesting to hear from a foreigner talks about Rangoli.

      Please check her link-

      Here I am giving a Simple video clip of Dotted Rangoli drawn in front of the house.


      • April 18, 2021 at 5:31 pm

        Thank you! I will have a look!

        You should submit to our PoArtMo Anthology. We are looking for positive and inspirational art. The rangoli would brighten quite a few of our readers’ day!

        Information on my blog.

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  5. April 18, 2021 at 12:36 am

    ah connecting the dots – sometimes so difficult, so satisfying though when it happens

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  6. April 18, 2021 at 11:29 am

    They really are beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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