Diwali 2017 Special: 10 amazing rangoli designs and ideas

Planning to make rangolis for Diwali this year? Here are 10 beautiful designs to inspire you. Choose from a selection of materials such as colourful rangoli powders, ground rice powder, flowers and diyas.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 19, 2017 10:10:45 am
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Rangoli is a very popular folk art, wherein people make colourful designs on the floors of the house. The word ‘rangoli’ comes from the Sankrit word ‘rangavalli’ and several variations of the it are popularly done during festivities such as Diwali in north India, and Onam and Pongal in southern India. Considered auspicious, rangolis serve as a welcoming gesture to the gods. Known as Kolam in Tamil Nadu, Ossa in Orissa and Alpona in West Bengal, and many other names depending on the state, these designs have religious implications as well.

Rangolis can be made using different materials such as colourful rangoli powders, ground rice powder, flowers and diyas, and if you’re planning to make a few this year, then here are 10 beautiful designs you can either copy or just take inspiration from.

Flower rangolis are something simple and elegant. Be it Diwali celebrations at home or office, flowers are relatively non-messy and easy to use. The most common flowers used in making rangolis are daisies, roses and marigolds. Leaves to can be used in making the designs. Flowers rangolis doesn’t need much decoration either. You can make as simple as a round rangoli using differnt flower petals or make a floral rangoli using real flowers.

Ganesha Rangolis too are very popular. For making them you can use a mix of flowers and rangoli powders to make a great design. This design suits any part of the house, be it entrance areas, in front of the house temple or balconies.

Three-dimensional rangoli effects are innovative and trendy. If you are someone looking to decorate your home with something out of the box, then this one is definitely for you. To make this, you require colourful rangoli powders and a lot of skill and patience.

Using wheat flour, rangoli powders and diyas, you can make a lot of rangoli designs to decorate your home. For example, you can make Hindu deities, geometric patterns, asymmetrical shapes and floral designs. You just need to load it with varieties of colours to make it look extravagant.

Hope you too like these rangoli designs. Have some of your own? Paste the link in the comments below.

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