Rangoli – Goodluck charm for you

Rangoli is the art of drawing images and motifs on the floor and walls of one’s home using different color powders. Generally the purpose of Rangoli is decoration and it is thought to bring good luck. The main purpose of making rangolis on Diwali is to welcome Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth.

The designs of rangoli are geometric and proportioned. The ancient symbols used in rangoli have been passed on from one generation to the next generation.

The patterns are made with finger using rice powder, crushed lime stone, colored chalk, barks of trees, leaves, indigo, etc. They may be topped with grains, pulses, beads, or flowers.

This photograph features rangoli stickers for those who do not have enough time to make one. I did create rangoli in the old traditional way, but somehow it did not turn up the way I wanted to. Maybe next time I will do a better job and will share it here too!

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6 Responses to Rangoli – Goodluck charm for you

  1. carlaat says:

    Would love to see your rangoli, even if it’s not quite what you’d planned! Thank you for sharing this! 🙂

  2. Hi AJ – These are gorgeous – the colours and patterns are superb and yes, as Carlaat says, we would love to see your Rangoli, if you dare?



  3. ailsapm says:

    These are lovely, AJ – I just had to pop over and check out your blog as you had visited mine, and I am enchanted. India is right at the top of my list of places to visit, and I’ve always wanted to visit during Diwali. I hope you post more photos soon. x

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