Diwali is one of the most beautiful festivals of India. It is a festival of lights, colours and happiness. During people decorate their houses with tiny oil lamps, exotic flowers and beautiful rangolis. The festivities go on for 5 consecutive days. Each day has its own significance.
5 days of Diwali are Celebrated as :
- Naraka Chaturdashi / Choti Diwali
- Lakshmi Puja
- Padwa / Govardhan Puja
- Bhai Dhooj
Rangoli Plays an important role in the diwali decorations. The Rangoli made during diwali is beautifully decorated with Tiny oil Lamps Around it. Making a beautiful Diwali Rangoli is a very aesthetic job. Choosing the right colour, right rangoli pattern, right adornments etc etc… Truly there is soo much to making a rangoli beautiful, that too on a occasion as special as diwali.
What could be a more interesting step than choosing the apt Rangoli Patterns or design while making a rangoli for diwali. When u have the right rangoli design guide ready with you, then making even a complex rangoli becomes a little easy. It helps a lot when a rangoli design, guides & correct you at every step. A good rangoli design guide is the first step in making a beautiful rangoli.
Though planning colour combinations & coordinating them is more about one’s creative intellect and imagination, Drawing rangoli outlines is a skillful fine art and involves lot of techniques to master. The craftsmanship of outlining a rangoli can be very daunting. You will have to learn good rangoli making techniques and methods.
On a broad level you can make 2 types of rangoli designs, 1) geometric rangoli 2) non geomentric rangoli. Geometric rangoli is relative a bit easier to make than non geometric rangoli. But these days with easy availability of rangoli stencils, it has become very easy to make any rangoli.
Geometric Rangoli patterns
You can make a geometric rangoli connecting dots, intersecting lines and by creatively using various geometric shapes like triangles, squares, polygons etc. A geometric rangoli is moderately easy to make. For Diwali a geometric rangoli designs may not be very intricate but is more classic. Most of the times people make it for the ease of creation. Women in south of India specialize in this form of rangoli design. They can make quite exquisite and easy rangoli of this type. If these rangolis are made during diwali, they are adorned by placing tiny oil lamps on the sharp corners of the design.
Here are some Beautiful Geometric Rangoli patterns for you :
Non geometric Rangoli Patterns
Non geometric rangolis are much more complicated to make. This Kind of rangoli patterns requires a lot of patience and perseverance. This type of Rangoli can have various deities, mantras, yantras, birds, animals, flowers, plants, zodiac symbols etc etc artistically drawn inside them. You may make this type of rangolis for some special poojas or festivals of diwali. This rangoli is also commonly made during any special events or functions like wedding. it is often made by a pandit performing the puja or a professional rangoli artist.
Here are some Beautiful Non Geometric Rangoli patterns for you
Rangoli Stencils patterns
This is one of the most convenient and a magical thing that has ever happened rangoli lovers. It is quite easy to make very complex rangoli patterns with the Rangoli stencils. Just sprinkle the rangoli powder on the stencils & make beautiful rangoli patterns. You may pre-fill the background or fill the outline that is made with the stencil. Further these rangoli outlines can be filled with any fill materials from flowers to grains to powders to sand.