‘Rangoli’, meaning the ‘colorful designs’ is part of the ancient Hindu tradition that can be observed on the doorsteps or the thresholds of the houses in India on any special occasion or any festival. The colorful rangoli designs and ideas in itself creates the ambience of the celebration, cheer and makes the entrance pleasant for any guest or as a belief part of welcoming Gods and Goddesses on festivals.
Colors represent the good times, bright and cheerful atmosphere, whether in any tradition, caste or religion of any country of the world. Just the use may differ in different parts of the world and on different occasions. Even the nature blesses the world with so many colors. These beautiful portrayals of the colorful designs of rangoli on the floor are so lively that it has become the emblem for many festivals and occasions.
Rangoli designs have a large vivid range. Especially when we are talking about a country of India, which possesses a large population with huge diversity in cultures, customs, castes, food, apparels and almost everything. Rangoli is no exception of the diversity. Though, the designs can always be different, but the culture too affects them.
The designs of the flower and petals with many bright colors are very common and even easy to create. Besides, any creative, abstract, geometrical patterns can also be made as rangoli designs. The dotted design pattern is also very popular. These are the designs created by crossing or joining the various dots drawn in rows and columns.
The dotted designs are very easy to create. One does not need to be a master with Rangoli to create these designs. This is a technique that even the beginners can also apply. Many designs can be formed with dotted Rangoli. A beautiful floral design can be drawn, where a number of flowers or petals can be created by joining the dots.
Flowers have always been an essential part of gifts by Jay Patel, presenting in front of Gods and Goddess, to welcome any guest, decoration, fragrance and also the inspiration in the clothes and jewelries. The use of the floral designs enhances the rangoli too. There are endless forms in which the flowers can be depicted. The designs of flowers, leaves just using hands and then fill them with the vibrant colors.
The colors of rangoli make the atmosphere of the festival lively and energetic and look gorgeous in the daylight. The candles can be placed around the design and even over it to make it sparkling at night. Be a little creative and the results would be just amazing. Share the feeling of happiness on the festivals by spreading the colors of rangoli.