diwali

Rangoli: Rangoli
Created by vidya25 on 2006-11-17,
This rangoli was published on 2006-11-17.
Diya kolam
Created by Lata on 2006-10-18,

Another simple diya kolam for this diwali. I had created a poster version of this kolam a while back while demonstrating kolam/rangoli in a local library.
Please click on the blue arrow located at the bottom of the dot grid, to view the animation.

Kathak_rangoli
Created by Visitor on 2006-05-28,

This rangoli was sent to us by Shanti G'raju from Malaysia.

Diwali Rangoli
Created by Visitor on 2006-01-12,
This rangoli was published on 2006-01-12.
Diwali Kolam
Created by Lata on 2005-10-23,

Deepavali or Diwali is celebrated by the hindus world-wide. The word "Deep" means light, and "avali" means "in a row". Deepavali is known as the "festival of lights". Traditional Rangoli motifs adorn the front-yards and entryways of every house. People light earthen lamps called "diya" on this day and thank Goddess Lakshmi for the wealth and happiness that she has bestowed upon them.

On this day, people visit friends and relatives and also exchange gifts and sweets. Diwali teaches us to drive away the ignorance, the darkness around us and to uphold the true values of life.

The pattern shown here is an example of a Diwali kolam/Rangoli. After the outlines are drawn, the design is colored with bright colors.

Twinkling Diwali lights rangoli
Created by Lata on 2005-10-23,

Deepavali / Diwali is celebrated by the hindus world-wide. The word "Deepa" means "light" and "avali" means "a row", which makes Deepavali the "festival of lights". Traditional Rangoli motifs adorn the front-yards and entryways of every house. People light earthen lamps called "diya" on this day, and thank the goddess for the wealth and happiness that she has bestowed upon them.

On this day, people visit friends and relatives and also exchange gifts and sweets. Diwali teaches us to drive away the ignorance, the darkness around us and to uphold the true values of life.

Here is a dotted rangoli; dot count is 19x3. In the following rangoli pattern, after the outlines are drawn, the rangoli is colored with bright color powder. One could also make use of flowers or colored rice for coloring.

Kubera kolam
Created by Lata on 2005-10-21,

Kubera - "God of wealth"

Kubera is the god of wealth and god's treasurer. Kubera watches over the earth's storehouse of all jewels, gold, silver, and the nine Nidhis (special treasures). We worship him to attain wealth and prosperity. Kubera kolam is drawn in the pooja room to obtain prosperity. Red color flowers are considered auspicious for Kubera.

Jyothi rangoli
Created by Lata on 2005-10-17,

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is celebrated by the hindus world-wide. The word "Deepa" means "light" and "avali" means "a row", which makes Deepavali the "festival of light". Traditional Rangoli motifs adorn the frontyards and entryways of every house. People light earthen lamps called "diya" on this day and thank Goddess Lakshmi for the wealth and happiness that she has bestowed upon them. On this day, people visit friends and relatives and also exchange gifts and sweets. Diwali teaches us to drive away the ignorance, the darkness around us and to uphold the true values of life. This Rangoli pattern shown here is an example for anyone who wants to make a Rangoli. After the outlines are drawn, the rangoli is colored with bright powdered dyes/colored sand.

Diyas rangoli
Created by Lata on 2005-10-16,

Deepavali / Diwali is celebrated by the hindus world-wide. The word "Deep" means light and "avali" means "a row" which makes Deepavali the "festival of lights". Traditional Rangoli motifs adorn the frontyards and entryways of every house. People light earthen lamps called "diya" on this day and thank the goddess for the wealth and happiness that she has bestowed upon them. On this day, people visit friends and relatives and also exchange gifts and sweets. Diwali teaches us to drive away the ignorance, the darkness around us and to uphold the true values of life. This Rangoli pattern shown here is easy for anyone who wants to make a Rangoli. It has 6 rows of dots altogether and in each row there are 6 dots. The finished design has 4 "diyas" or the clay lamps pointing in different directions. After the outlines are drawn, the diyas are colored with bright colors.

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