Diwali necessitates a great deal of preparation. We prepare our homes and clear a lot during the festival of lights. That isn’t simply a sign for our homes; it is also a symbol for our lives. Now that you’ve all finished cleaning, it’s time to channel your inner artist and create some lovely rangolis.
Rangolis are a type of Indian art that has been passed down through generations. Patterns or designs drawn on the floor, primarily in front of the home or in the pooja room, are included. Rangoli comes from the Sanskrit term “ranga-Valli,” which means “coloured earth.” Rangolis are thought to have a spiritual side, and their vibrations are determined by their design, colour, and pattern. They can be drawn on wet or dry surfaces, and they can be freehand or dot-guided.
Rangoli is thought to be auspicious, hence it is often drawn during festivals, religious events, and special occasions. The first day of Diwali is known as Dhanteras. Diwali is celebrated to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, with rangoli decorations adorning the entrances of every home.
With Diwali approaching us, we bring you all some ideas and tips for your rangoli.
Types of Rangoli:
1.Basic Rangoli with Abeer and a lot of colours: This is the most frequent of all rangoli designs, and it necessitates a large number of rangoli colours. Make a pattern (don’t go for the complicated ones if you’re a beginner) and start sketching it. We also recommend that you try drawing the rangoli first, then colouring it. And if you’re a seasoned pro, you already know the drill! Don’t forget to use white rice powder to define the outline.
2. Rangoli of Flowers: If you don’t want to deal with colours, a floral rangoli is a great alternative. Marigold flowers, with their vivid and distinct colour and petal shape, are commonly used to break up the pattern. For the greatest results, use a combination of colour and flower petals!
3. Rangoli with Diyas: Instead of using too many colours or petals you can simply opt for rangoli with more diya. You will just need to refill the oil in diya from time to time.
4. Border Rangoli: Instead of making a whole big rangoli, you can go for border rangolis. They look elegant and will take less of your time as compared to huge rangolis.
5. Rangoli with stencils: If you’re looking for a fun way to express yourself this season, a DIY stencil rangoli is ideal. You may find a variety of free stencil designs on the internet, ranging from lovely floral patterns to delicate peacock feathers, that you can download and print. You have the option of selecting any of your favourite themes. Prepare the stencil by cutting it out and keeping it ready. The filling can be done with acrylic or poster colours, as well as rangoli powder. If you’re painting, you’ll need headphones and tissues to wipe away the excess paint. Place the stencil on the place where the rangoli will be made.
Colours, flowers, and even lights can be used to create simple rangoli designs for the home. The goal is to learn how to use your space and materials to create something unique and beautiful, rather than mastering the art of rangoli production. We’ve tried to teach amateur rangoli artists basic ideas and strategies to improve their simple rangoli designs for home in this article. Finally, practice can perfect any art form, and this is only rangoli, which every Indian household strives to learn from time to time.
With this, we wish a very happy and safe Diwali to all our readers.