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Rangoli Designs And Patterns

Updated on October 16, 2013

What is Rangoli and Why Rangoli is made

To add more charm to the colourful occasion people of India use Rangolis. The Rangolis originate from folk arts and are a symbol of inviting God to our homes. It is used as a welcoming gesture and is an integral part of Hindu Religion.

Rangoli is omnipresent in India from top to bottom and it comes flourishing out on the religious occasion and festivals like Diwali.Homes are invariably decorated using Rangoli as it is believed to be a very auspicious sign in India and is believed to invite Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and other Gods as well. People believe that the Gods will protect their home and family members from bad omens and bring happiness and satisfaction to their homes. Rangoli is also believed to give positive energy and is a beautiful thing to look at.The incoming guests get a sense of welcome gesture by looking at Rangoli.

In Tamil Nadu Rangoli is a daily work for most of the home, and for the festival like Diwali and Pongal almost all of the houses will do Rangoli. Since Pongal is a religious and harvest festival Rangoli designs for Pongal will reflect that theme.

How to make Rangoli designs

Rangoli Patterns for Rangoli Kolam

The womenfolk of the house generally make Rangoli. Young girls are generally taught the art of making Rangoli by elder women of the house. Nowadays it is not limited to just women. Even boys take interest to make Rangolis especially the kids. They just love to give their inputs when a Rangoli is being made. The best thing about making Rangoli is that you can use your own imagination and creativity to make one.Traditionally it is made using coloured rice but today various other things like flowers, papers etc. are also inculcated in making a Rangoli. Rangolis are not restricted to just people's houses. They can be seen at offices and many public places and even on roads during Diwali and other festivals. It is considered a bad omen to step on a Rangoli. So people take care that they don't do it.

Rangoli is not limited to festive season only. Traditionally it was made every day but due to time constraints it is now limited mostly to festivals only. But there are still many homes where Rangoli is made every day and during Diwali more time is devoted to make a Rangoli and the size and pattern is enhanced. Since many guests visit one's home, special care is taken to make a beautiful Rangoli to impress them. Nowadays many Rangoli competitions are also held and womenfolk participate in them with great enthusiasm.

Rangoli Designs for Diwali - Easy rangoli designs for diwali

If you are looking for rangoli design for diwali look at the example above

simple rangoli designs for diwali

simple rangoli designs for diwal
simple rangoli designs for diwal

Diwali rangoli pictures

Simple Rangoli Designs
Simple Rangoli Designs

When we are looking for Rangoli designs and you are not having any experience in making rangoli it is better to select a simple rangoli designs. This will give you some experience in making Rangoli Patterns and slowly you can go for more complicated designs like peacock rangoli design.

Peacock Rangoli Design - Rangoli designs peacock and Rangoli peacock designs

Peacock Rangoli Design
Peacock Rangoli Design

Peacock Rangoli is a very famous and attractive. It is little bit hard to do, however the result will justify the effort

Peacock rangoli Design

Peacock rangoli Design
Peacock rangoli Design

Rangoli Designs With Dots

Rangoli With Dots for Simple Rangoli Designs

Another traditional Rangoli is Rangoli With Dots. This is very famous in tamil nadu as well as in maharashtra. It is very easy to create as well as it gives a diving feelings for that rangoli. You can see some rangoli design with dots below. This design is also famous in thenkachi

simple rangoli designs with dots : the below image is a easy rangoli designs with dots

latest rangoli designs - best rangoli designs, latest rangoli designs

Latest rangoli design is kundan rangoli, computer aided rangoli designs etc. These designs are mostly used for rangoli designs for competition as some times the design also carry the marks

Kundan Rangoli - modern rangoli designs patterns

Kundan Rangoli
Kundan Rangoli

Kundan Rangoli is the modern form Rangoli. Kundan rangoli is easy to create and design. It looks Really beautiful as the edges are very clean


easy rangoli designs

You can have lot of easy designs from internet. If you are starting to do rangoli it is better to start with an easy one

Free Hand Rangoli Designs

Free hand rangoli designs are very popular in Tamilnadu. Tamil womens are capable of doing Rangoli without looking any patterns or designs. Maybe this has come from their experience

Resources for Rangoli Designs

Rangolis provide unmatched flavour to the festival of Diwali.The unique art of Indian culture livens up the spirit of Diwali.Diwali's life and soul is the Rangoli which is made in every house. A lot of consideration goes into making a Rangoli every time in all the Indian houses at the time of Diwali!

A women in Tamil Nadu Makes Free hand Rangoli - Simple Rangoli Designs For Home

Rangoli is very famous in tamil nadu. In Below video you can see one Tamil girl is doing rangoli design in front of home. And the design is unique and I can see lot of searches are there for thenkachi rangoli design and tamil rangoli design

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    • mel-kav profile image


      6 years ago

      I had to check this lens out after reading your lens about Diwali Festival. Very interesting. Such beautiful designs.

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      bluelily lm 

      6 years ago

      Yeah! Very beautiful Rangolis.

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      easyday lm 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you

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      7 years ago

      its mindblowing,


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