The art of Rangoli making has been the vibrancy of Diwali as a tradition, notwithstanding the Pujas and the crackers and the diyas– rangoli has welcomed the joy of Diwali to our homes every year. Not just gracing our doorsteps, Rangoli finds a home in every room. Little by little, Rangoli-making has turned from a cultural tradition to an art, greeting every joy of the festival with its footsteps, leaving behind its essence for weeks to come.
Reviving the ideas for Rangoli, here are 7 creative ways in which you can weave the magic of your rangoli this year:
- The Multani Mitti:
The purest method of carving a rangoli- Multani Mitti’s charm lies in its simplicity. Either bordering the designs or painting their insides, multani mitti is the basic and the most authentic form of making rangoli- its designs intricate, its strokes prominent. If you want to keep this Diwali simple, multani mitti would be the perfect choice for making a rangoli.
- The playfulness of Marbles:
The colourful marbles form an interesting collection for weaving your way through and trying different patterns out of them. Situating them in detailed designs wouldn’t be too hard, moreover it’d be fun to place them at various places. Marbles can form perfect rangoli if you are not looking for something too hectic or complex- swift and easy, perfect.
- The vibrancy of flowers:
If you feel like going natural (and green) this Diwali then choose way of displaying flowers in their very own essence. Flower rangolis, if not very elaborate, are exceptionally beautiful in their own way. They are vibrant, lively, cheerful and they spread an aura of freshness for your welcome. They’re also, remarkably beautiful.
- The symmetry of Pulses:
A different way in which Rangoli is made in some parts of South India is by the use of grains, pulses and sometimes, seeds, to lend both a visual aura and a sense of invitation to the festivities and to Diwali. The beauty of this style is the myriad, colourful types of pulses that can be mixed and matched to create a beautiful, vibrant rangoli, only with your pulses and creative eye.
- Sprinkle of powder:
The most widely used method of rangoli making, powder rangoli is as amazingly crafted as imagined. Elaborate designs and complicated colour patterns, all juxtaposing the beauty of the different hues of the powder to complement and mold perfectly. Strategically sprinkling the powder in their designed sense, these rangoli are always beautiful, always perfectly grand.
- Transiency of paint:
Temporary paints available in the market are used famously as means of making rangoli. Comfortable and easy to make, paints allow simple rangolis to entire sceneries to be weaved by them. There is no restriction of colours, no restriction of damaging it by a slip of the leg. Paints, as rangolis, are transient and not, lasting for a week, spreading its beauty.
- Paper Quilted:If you have time (and talent) and are feeling a bit adventurous, quilt colourful papers to form an extravagantly beautiful rangoli. Vibrant and out of the box, this type of rangoli draws the eye, mesmerizing the spectator with its patience, beguiling them with its beauty.
Rangolis are a reflection of your mood, your state of mind and your creativity. Acting as the semblance of all things Diwali, rangolis are the beginning of the entrance, the end of the exists, complementing the Festival of Lights by not lighting, seamlessly still, becoming a very essential part of the festivities.
So carve your rangoli, this year, with love, happiness and little celebrations that outlive the burning of the diya, even the festival.
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