“RANGOLI” NOT JUST A DECORATION

“RANGOLI” NOT JUST A DECORATION

      CULTURE OF INDIA
RANGOLI: ENHANCE BEAUTY OF OCCASION

Hello, are you aware about first Rangoli?There was small story, why Rangoli is drawn?

” the rangoli was first made at the time of chitralakshana. During that period, the death of highest priest son in a kingdom led to widespread despair. The people of that kingdom prayed to Lord Brahma, asked him to bring the boy back to his life. By their villagers and king prayers, ‘Lord Brahma, asked the king to paint a portrait of the boy on the floor thereafter he breathed life into that portrait and boy become alive again”

It is believed that this was how the first Rangoli painting got made and now Rangoli become one of the art form.

As per our spiritual philosophy, if we change little bit design and color of Rangoli ; it will change vibrations and meaning. The characteristics of Rangoli is that it has its own word, plosive, beauty, flavor, scent and their power. The purpose of rangoli is not only decoration but also it is thought to bring good luck. It is know as various names in different part of country, such as;

Maharashtra-Rangoli
Karnataka-Rangoli (ರಂಗೋಲಿ/ರಂಗೋಲೆ)
TamilNadu-Kolam (கோலம்)
Rajasthan-Mandana(माँडना)
Chhattisgarh-Chowkpurana(छोवकपुराणा)
West Bengal-Alpana(আল্পনা)
Odisha-Murja(मूर्जा)
Bihar-Aripana(आरिपना)
Uttar Pradesh-Chowkpujan(छोवकपूजन)
Andhra Pradesh-Muggu(ముగ్గు)
Kerala-Golam(ഗോളം)
Uttarakhand-Aipan(आईपान)
Gujrat-Ragoli

Rangoli is tradition in india but it takes a newest look in these day. In vaidik period , they made a beautiful Rangoli for welcoming sun god or light and guests but today it is become part of decoration of any occasion,inauguration program, competition and others. Rangoli is created by using colored rice, dry flour, flowers petals, turmeric, sindoor , colored sand and salt , lamps and water with different different patterns include the face of hindu deities, geometric shapes, peacock motifs and round floral design, many motif are traditional and are happend down by the previous generation of india rich heritage and the fact that, it is a land of festival and color.

Here are some traditional Rangoli designs you can make it on special days as shown below;

  1. Saraswati Rangoli ( For Dussehra)- 10 dots and 10 rows
  2. Laxmitatwa (For Laxmipujan)- 11 dots and 11 rows
  3. shree Vishnutatwa (For Satyanarayan puja) – 9-5 dots
  4. Marutitatwa ( For Hanuman jayanti)
  5. Ganeshtatwa (For Ganesh Utsav)

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