Rangoli - a song of colors and a prayer for auspiciousness
Rangoli is a song of colors and a prayer for auspiciousness. It represents very rich Indian culture, Indian traditions and values. It helps to express our thoughts or approach towards life. Rangoli is a expression of creativity with joyful colors and lightened lamps of hopes for good wishes. It is a very special welcome to Goddess Laxmi during Festivals.
The best desings come from Heart. Take simple things available in the home–colors, grains from kitchen, flowers from garden, lamps that represents Indian culture and objects around the home. Then follow what your mind and heart say. Take water in a pot and arrange flowers and lightened lamps in water. Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. Express yourself, your thoughts, joyful feelings or a valuable message to the world.
A sense of doing something different is nature's original school of education. Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience. I realized that the awareness of Rangoli as a form of art is low. Lets take a little step to preserve and promote a traditional art of Rangoli.
Rangoli - A tradition with great festive fun
Rangoli has been my passion since childhood. My parents Dr.Shilin Shukla and Dr.Usha Shukla have always encouraged me to be creative and do not afraid being different. My parents, me and my sisters Shivani and Madhavi always do Rangoli in front of our home on Diwali night. Everyone has expertise in different thing such as my dad is in charge of creating design, my mom enjoys choosing colors. My sisters and me do coloring. I enjoy final artistic touches. We have family traditional rangoli pattern that my grandma Kamala Devi used to make every Diwali. Now I do Rangoli with my daughters-Ameya-Tanaya and mother-in-law Raksha Pahtak.
Rangoli is a great festive fun filled family project with loved ones and kids passing on culture and traditions.