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Easy Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai Deepam

By Subha Bose
Rangoli also known as kolam is an art from India in which patterns are created on living room floor or courtyard floor with colored rice flour, flower petals or colored sand. It is usually made during Diwali, Pongal, Onam, Karthikai Deepam and other Indian festivals.
15 easy rangoli designs
Rangoli is done by women to bring good luck, it is generally practiced during festivals, marriages, celebrations and gatherings.Easy Rangoli Designs For Pongal

In olden days the base material is usually rice flour and for color they have used sindoor, turmeric and other natural ingredients for various hues. Recently these have been replaced by chemical colors.

Easy Rangoli Designs For , Diwali and Karthikai Deepam
Easy Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai DeepamEasy Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai Deepam
Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapesdeity representationpeacockfish,  flower or petal shape. These Rangoli that I have posted are made using chemical colors. I am not well versed with these designs my house keeper use to do it for us.
Easy flower Rangoli DesignsRangoli can be of any size and use wide variety of materials. When I was a kid I used to draw the design with a chalk and fill it with colors.flower Rangoli Designs Easy Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai Deepampeacock  Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai Deepam
Major symbols used in Rangoli are lotus flower (which has a lot of spiritual significance in Hinduism), mango, leaves, fish, deepam (diya / lamp) , parrot, peacock, and swan.
Easy Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai Deepamflower rangoliDuring Onam they put these Rangoli designs using flower for 10 days, the designs grow complex and big each day.flower  Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai DeepamTo make this flower Rangoli, first the design must be drawn using chalk piece then it is filled with flowers of one's own choice, this is usually drawn during Onam and Karthikai Deeapam.flower  Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai Deepam
flower  Rangoli Designs For Pongal, Diwali and Karthikai Deepam
The Flower rangoli designs in this post are made by one of my best buddies Vidya lakshmi.Have you tried Rangoli ?

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