Rangolis are an integral part of our culture and are known by various names like alpana, aripoma, and kolam around the country. It’s an ancient art that has been passed from one generation to the other for ages. It comes in so many vibrant, colourful, and intricate designs and patterns. Although a rangoli usually has a geometrical structure and follows symmetry. There’s a solid reason behind that, don’t know what? Read on to find out.
Begin by sketching the outline of a peacock and then add flower petals and other traditional patterns around it. Fill up the peacock with eye-catching colour combinations. After colouring, use chalk powder to fill in the leaves and flowers. You can create chequered patterns within the florals and fill it up with contrasting hues to introduce a touch of contemporariness. Go for an easy rangoli design for Diwali or draw an elaborate one with complex strokes.
This flower rangoli design is evergreen because it uses distinctly different coloured flower petals – a little bit hatke from the ones crafted from rangoli colours. Begin by drawing the outlines of the circles and flower petals. Then, fill up the vacant spaces with flower petals of contrasting colours. The colours of this type of rangoli can be customised based on the availability of flower petals, as well as the design and occasion. When you have a special occasion at home, use the design above with enchanting colour combinations to express your creativity.
Traditional Diwali rangoli design of a symmetrical circular shape is one of the most common ones that you get to see on festive occasions. Such simple designs are commonly referred to as ‘sanskar bharti rangoli’, in which a specific design is chosen and drawn in a circular pattern. Because such designs take up more space, you will mostly see them on the entrances of buildings or even a home, provided there is enough space to navigate around it.
It appears simple at first glance, but drawing this sleek design takes hours of hard work, patience, time, and a practised hand. With sharp curves and circles, such designs are quite a piece of art. It makes use of less colour contrasts but requires more effort. It appears elegant due to its sleek design and minimalistic colour scheme. Colours and diyas can be placed to enhance the appearance of such designs. Planning a simple rangoli for Diwali that is stunning at the same time? Look no further. To achieve accuracy with intricate designs like this one, use a stencil and make this rangoli with dots. You can add this as an addition to your tulsi vivah rangoli.
A swastika has immense relevance in Hinduism. It is believed to call upon positive energies and, hence, is integral to starting a new life experience on a good, auspicious note. Paint the swastika in your rangoli design with the colours of your imagination – vibrant colours such as red and green, orange and yellow, blue and yellow, red and navy blue. Sketch geometric patterns keeping the auspicious sign at the centre and colour them too with dynamic hues.