First published on November 1, 2021, 6:17 p.m. IST
Would you like to experiment with different rangoli patterns and be creative with your artwork this Diwali? Here’s how you can do the same. Read below to know the different rangoli patterns you can try this holiday season.
Diwali is just around the corner. We see people busy cleaning their homes and decorations. One of the more traditional ways of doing the same is with rangoli, which is nothing more than decorative designs used at the entrance to the house during the holiday season.
Rangoli is made to welcome the Hindu goddess Lakshmi into her home. Besides diyas, rangoli as a work of art adds a vibrant vibe to the festival. It is believed that the goddess Lakshmi visits every house during Diwali and hence, rangoli is one of the ideal ways to give her a warm welcome. One can use bright colors, flowers, leaves, flour, colored rice to create various rangoli patterns. As we all get ready to celebrate Diwali on October 4th, here are some amazing rangoli ideas you can use to show off the artist in you.
Colorful rice rangoli
One can use soaked rice in different colors to create your design pattern. You can also place diyas at the ends of your rangoli pattern to add that touch of charm.
Flour and rangoli colors
Many people use flour and colors to make their rangoli stand out. You can also mix natural colors with flour to create various patterns at home. Celebrate Diiwali in an eco-friendly way.
You can use watercolors to make your rangoli, if your soil surface still remains dry, pair it with various patterns and a mixture of different colors. You can also try the layered pattern style.
If you don’t want to use flowers, try using artificial decoration to make your rangoli design stand out. Place the diyas in a different style and make it vibrant.
Peacock-style rangoli never go out of fashion. Take a look at this photo for some design inspiration.