Thursday, November 13, 2008

Speaking of Rangoli... Here's another....

I caught this at a Rangoli competition today, at Lord Shiva (Mahadev) Temple, at Baad in Karwar.

The word Rangoli has its origin from the word Rangaavali where Rang means colour in Hindi and the word aavail stands for a row of colours. The origin of Rangoli can be dated thousands of years back because it finds its mention in many manuscripts as well. The Rangolis are typically drawn outside the homes of people and outside temples and buildings. They are drawn outside pooja (prayer) halls and even in the balconies. They are considered to be auspicious and lucky at the time of festivals. They are drawn to appease Gods and Goddesses. Specially at the time of the festival of Diwali, the Rangoli is drawn to appease Goddess Lakshmi, who is considered to be the Goddess of Wealth by the Hindus. The Rangolis are a form of showcasing the hospitality which the Indians have to all visitors who come to their houses at the time of festivals. Source Some patterns.. Plenty here on Google Search...
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3 comments:

KT said...

I cannot believe how beautiful the colors are. When you click on the photo and it enlarges, it is gorgeous
How many hours would it take to make one like this?

Yogesh Naik said...

nearly 1 1/2 hours...

festivals said...

nice information here ! what you provided aboyt rangolis of our golden India. keep it up.

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