A bright and colourful rangoli is known to complement all festive celebrations, rangoli being an integral part of all types of decoration for a number of cultural and religious occasions. The religious significance of rangoli, which is about welcoming goddess Lakshmi into one’s home, makes it widely popular across all the Hindu households in India and in rest of the world. This Diwali you too can decorate your home with rangolis by following the given instructions here to welcome Goddess Lakshmi with a rangoli.
|Beautiful rangoli at the entrance|
Rangoli: Types and designs
Rangolis made during Diwali and other festive events are usually of two kinds - wet and dry. Fresh flowers, flower petals, natural colours or chemical dyes are used to make dry rangolis whereas wet rangolis are made with liquid paints. The widely popular designs that are created as rangolis during Diwali include flowers like swastiks, lotus, geometric forms and other auspicious symbols. You can try making any of these designs or any other design that you would like to create according to your choice and decorate your home with dry and wet rangolis. You can use the most commonly available things like turmeric and kumkum for making your favourite design, free hand rangolis being mostly done with these things. The materials that you need for creating and decorating your rangoli include diyas, candles, wet cloth, chalk, small glass pieces and a sieve.
Materials needed to make a rangoli
To prepare natural colours for creating your rangolis you can use white rice powder, yellow turmeric powder, pulses, vermillion, rose petals, marigold petals, lavender flower petals, cinnamon powder, coriander powder, mint leaves, mustard seeds and beans.
Steps for creating a rangoli to welcome Goddess Lakshmi
For creating a rangoli to welcome Goddess Lakshmi first clean the floor with a damp cloth and make an outline on that part of the floor where you want to make your rangoli. Then start your rangoli by spreading any colour of your liking with a sieve to create the base of the rangoli. Then make your favourite design with your fingers and after finishing the design border your rangoli with any bright colour. Finally decorate your rangoli with fresh and vibrantly coloured flowers and attractively shaped glass pieces along with diyas, candles and any image of Lakshmi or Ganesha.
Follow these simple tips to create rangolis at the entrance of your home as well as in other parts of your home to welcome Goddess Lakshmi with a rangoli this Diwali and make your Diwali celebrations special.
Check out some designs in our section on RANGOLI DESIGNS