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Video: Learn how to make a rangoli in less than 4 mins

Try out these rangoli tricks to save some time and energy.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Updated: October 29, 2016 2:42 pm
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In this fast moving world there’s hardly any time to sit patiently and complete a task at hand. Diwali rangolis take a lot of time and creating one is no joke. But do not worry; we have some really cool and simple hacks that would give you brilliant results in less than 5 minutes. Yes, you read it right. Decorate your home with amazing intricate designs using stencils and if the magical speed is not enough, you get to impress guest in various shades of colours.

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All you need is a stencil with some lovely design and bright colours. Use a tea-strainer or a bottle with pierced caps (As shown in the video) to apply the colours. If you can’t find a similar bottle, just empty out your salt-pepper shaker or sprinkler, it will serve the purpose. The patterned stencils are widely available online or you can get your hands on them in your local Diwali fair.

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Choose a spot, get the colours over the stencil, press and even out the colours using your fingers and it’s done! Get as creative as you want and use an array of colours to brighten up your Deepavali celebrations. If you want, you can top it up with flowers, candles or diyas.

Know more about Rangolis
Rangoli a traditional Indian art form is practised in various variants across India. Interestingly, a Rangoli design is always made in geometric shapes and is symmetrical in design. As numbers are essential in Hindu mythology, Rangolis too abide by it, along with holy symbols.

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So try out these cool tricks and have an amazing Diwali. The only thing you need to be careful about is removing the stencil, once it is done. Our suggestion, if the stencil is big, use another person’s help not to mess up all your effort.

Watch video here

Here is another colourful design

Hope these brilliant fast techniques gives you more time to enjoy Diwali with friends and family.