To give a warm welcome to the guests, beautiful rangolis are drawn outside the main gate of the house. Well, the tradition of making rangolis on Deepavali is not new and is being passed on by one generation to the other. It is believed that the deities visit the households that are nicely adorned on the occasion of Diwali. Diwali rangoli designs differ from region to region. In this article, we will give you some Diwali rangoli ideas, which will guide you on how to make Deepawali rangoli.
Diwali rangoli making is the art of adorning the doorsteps of the house
with splendid designs. The rangoli is basically a floor painting that is
usually based on a theme. Popular motifs include birds, fishes, lotus
and snakes, which is indicative of the unanimity between the man and the
animals. Celestial images like that of sun and moon are increasingly
finding their way in the making of rangoli designs.
The designing of two interfaced triangles represents Saraswati, the
Goddess of learning and knowledge. The twenty four petal lotus flower is
drawn in such a manner that it encircles the triangles. In the outer
circle, the footprints of Goddess Lakshmi are drawn. For each corner,
there is a footprint. The designing of rangoli differs from place to
place like in North Bihar; the footprints of Lakshmi are drawn in such a
way that the toes point inwards, indicating the entry of Laxmi in the
All that goes in the making of a rangoli comprises of rice flour,
pulses, leaves and a sincere effort. Mostly, you'll get to see rangolis
in white color, as it is a color that stands for purity, peace and
serenity. Rice is a symbol of prosperity. Therefore, a paste is prepared
from rice and used for creating wonderful rangolis for Diwali. To fill
the white rangoli for giving it a distinctive look, people sometimes use
turmeric. Vermillion is also increasingly heading its way towards
rangoli, as it is considered highly auspicious.