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20 Beautiful Rangoli Designs and Patterns for Festive Occasions

October 28, 2013 8:55 am Published by 2 Comments
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Rangoli – A traditional decorative art of INDIA. It is usually made in front of main door using flower petals, dry colors, sand and colored rice.  Real Rangoli are typically made with a rice paste, which makes colored rice is a nice option.

The purpose of Rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck. They believe that the Goddess Lakshmi likes these Rangoli designs and patterns & visits the houses decorated with these Rangoli designs. So, every house is decorated with these designs to fulfill their wishes and get wealth and prosperity. Therefore.  Indians draw it mostly on every occasion like marriages or any festivals. The art has been passed down through the ages, from each generation to next generation keeping the art and tradition alive.

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Rangoli is made in every part of India but it is known by different names in different states.

  • Rajasthan: Mandana
  • Orissa: Ossa
  • Bihar: Aripana
  • Tamil Nadu: Kolam
  • Andhra Pradesh: Muggu
  • Madhya Pradesh: ChowkPurna
  • Maharashtra: Rangvalli
  • Kolkata: Alpana
  • Gujarat: Sathiya

Rangoli designs and patterns can be simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, or flower and petal shapes but generally drawn according to the festive occasions. The Hindu calendar is full of festivals and as one of the most important festivals Diwali (festival of lights).  Rangoli using loads of different colors gives a very colorful and an extravagant look to the home. On Diwali festival diyas add uniqueness to the design. On inauguration or Diwali you can make also patterns of lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi to give uniqueness to your Rangoli designs and patterns.beautiful rangoli designs for festivals

How to make Rangoli designs and patterns for festive occasions…

Rangoli made by adding points to the first white paint on the ground in a particular size are made certain point then shaking the points is a beautiful figure takes shape. After drawing the Rangoli pattern or design fill it with color.

Now a days, Rangoli stickers are available in the market. If you don’t have time to make Rangoli, you can put these beautiful Rangoli designs stickers on the floor.

Rangoli stencils are also there in the market to make different typical designs within few minutes.  For making Rangoli designs and patterns through stencils you need to place them on the floor and then pour dry colors on it. After filling the colors remove that stencil. You will get beautiful pattern.

Rangoli  is dyed in different colors creating an attractive, multi-colored design..

Here are some Rangoli designs that you can try on festive occasions…

Geomatric Patterns

rangoli geomatric patterns for diwali


rangoli geomatric patterns

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Flower petals rangoli designs


flower rangoli designs

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rangoli designs with flowers

floral rangoli designs


Dry colours Rangoli designs




Collection of hundreds of Free Rangoli Designs from all over the world.


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Keep up the spirit of learning the Designing..!

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