Rangoli is part of every important celebration. Every women is India make rangoli on the floors of the house or the entrance. This creative art welcome the deity of good fortune Lakshmi to our homes. Vibrant colors of rangoli adds to beauty and spirit of every festival in India.
To make rangoli, we need only those things which are commonly available in every Indian home like coloured rice, dry flour, flower petals, turmeric (haldi), Vermillion (Sindoor) and coloured sand. The most common pattern drawn as rangoli includes the face of Hindu deities, geometric shapes peacock motifs and round floral designs. Rangoli represent colorful heritage of India and is honor of every Indian home.
Rangoli, is present in different forms all over India; but is known by different names in different parts of the country. Rangoli art is known by the following names:
- Alpana (West Bengal)
- Aripan (Bihar)
- Aipan (Uttarakhand)
- Jhoti or Chita (Orissa)
- Kolam (Tamil Nadu)
- Muggu (Andhra Pradesh)
- Chowk purna (Madhya Pradesh)
- Madana (Rajasthan)
- Rangoli (Karnataka and Maharashtra)
- Sathiya (Gujarat)
- Chowkpurana (Uttar Pradesh)
- Ossa (Orissa)
In fact each state of India has its own style of rangoli. Design depictions also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area. Rangoli is traditionally created by women in almost all Hindu households. No formal training is really necessary for learning this art. This art is typically transferred from generation to generation and from friend to friend, thus keeping the tradition alive.
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