Rangoli designs this Diwali
You could well say, what can be the twist in a rangoli? A rangoli is a rangoli….
Rangoli (or kolam, as it is known down South) is traditionally made to decorate the outside of the house or drawn in courtyards on auspicious days, to welcome the deities and as a harbinger of good fortune.
Diwali is also synonymous with colourful rangolis, across the country. This traditional folk art may be made with white chalk powder or powdered rice flour in the South, whereas in the North it is made with coloured powder. Designs are traced and filled in with vibrant hues to denote festive cheer.
Rangoli designs for Diwali
We bring you some ideas on how to give your rangolis a twist and move on from mere coloured powder…
Filling up the rangoli designs with coloured powder is now passé! Use your imagination to create something different. You could well say it with flowers. Fill the rangoli with rose or marigold petals, intersperse with fresh jasmine which not only provides the stark white as a contrast to coloured petals, but also fills the air with its soft fragrance. Use leaves for green, periwinkle petals for pink and let your imagination do the thinking…
Flower Rangoli for Diwali
Another idea for filling up rangoli designs with colour, is to pick pulses and beans from the kitchen shelves. Use green moong, yellow moong, orange masoor daal, red rajmas, black chanas, whole red chillies, green cholia etc. You can add to the drama with bright yellow turmeric powder, icy white atta and blood red chilly powder.
Dalon wali rangoli this Diwali
Rummage through the kitchen and you are sure to find innovative ideas to give this year’s Diwali rangoli a twist!
Colorful Rangoli for Diwali
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Diwali 2011 date: Diwali is on 25 & 26 October 2011
Buzzintown team wishes a very Happy Diwali 2011 to all our dear readers and a heartfelt thank you for your love & affection