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Rangoli designs are an ancient and traditional art that have been followed for centuries.This is most popular during Diwali. Read on to find out more about Diwali Rangoli.

Diwali Rangoli

Rangoli designs are decorative, colorful art drawn on the courtyard floors, entrances, doorsteps and even on walls. It is an ancient art followed and passed on through generations. Although these designs have evolved over time, the methods of sketching these decorative designs are the same. Brightrangoli designs are drawn withcolored rice flour,colored sand, rice powder,chalk andenhancedwith flower petals. A rangoli can be made both complex and simple, depending on each individual's artistic ability. These can be drawn to any size, shape and any random color can be used to fill out the structure. First, the shapes are drawn using the white powder and then these shapes are filled with othercolored powders. Some say that 'rangolis' bring good luck to the homes of those who draw them on the floor. Welcome the Goddess of wealth into your house and celebrate this Diwali with your own rangoli designs with the help of a few rangoli ideas.

Diwali Rangoli Designs

Rangoli Patterns
You can draw the rangoli patterns releasing the colored powder or rice powder with your fingers. You have to pinch the powder with your fingers and slowly sprinkle itto form shapes and patterns of your choice.Patterns can also be drawn using white chalks. There are several rangoli patterns available, from which you can choose any one to draw on the floor. These patterns can range from simple to complex designs. It is always best to start with simple patterns if you are a novice. The most common patterns of rangolis are circular, which generally indicate infinity. The patterns are generally continuous, unbroken lines. At first, the outlines are created and then variouspatterns are drawn within the outlines created. Some people also draw dots and these are joined carefully, to make perfect, geometrical shapes.

Rangoli Themes
There are traditional rangoli designs and there are some modern designs. Play with your own creativity and see if you can make an intricate rangoli. Figures of deities like Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, Radha-Krishna and other beautiful images are drawn by expert rangoli artists. Geometric figures like triangles, squares, circles, rectangles and semi-circles can also be experimented with.

Rangoli Colors
'Rangoli' means colours; thereforea variety of colours when added to the chalked outlines of your designswill beautify the rangoli. To make several different shades of colors, you can mix one color with another. You can also use food coloring on white powder to create different hues.

Rangoli Materials
Finely milled rice powder, chalk powder, sand, limestone, red-brick powder and crystal salts can be used for drawing the outlines of a rangoli design. Some people use wet paint to draw on the floor.Petals of various flowers can also be used to color and fill in the shapes of the rangoli outlines. Gold and silver loose glitters that are available in stores canhelp your Rangoli glitter and shine. To make your rangoli stand out, you can light small oil lamps and place on the inside or around the outline of the rangoli.

Rangolis are sacred decorative designs that are beautifully fashionedto welcome the Gods, Goddesses and even the guests as they enter your house. This popular art form requires a lot of creativity and patience. You can try your own innovative ideas for your rangoli and make this Diwali even more special!