Saturday, December 31, 2011


New Year Special

This is a very simple one. I have dawn it in a hurry. So its not really neat. But if drawn a little patiently, this will come out good.


New Year Special

 A simple and easy New Year Rangoli :

You can add further colours or decorations with flowers or free hand drawings. Watch out for more. 

Please do leave your comments and any suggestions...I would like to know about your preferences ....

Friday, December 30, 2011


New Year Special

Here is one simple way of drawing a New Year Rangoli. 

Isn't this easy? You can colour the space in the center before writing the words. You can even draw the design with a colour powder too instead of plain white one and also in the center.

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New Year Special

Invite the New Year 2012 with some beautiful Rangolis. I am going to post some in this post and next posts....
This is Cakes and Flowers Rangoli. Usher in the New year with chocolate cakes, candles and flowers. For this you have to place 15X15 dots. Join as shown above. 

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Thursday, December 29, 2011


Nela Muggulu

Here are two more of the special Rangolis for Dhanurmaasam:

The base for these Rangolis are the criss cross grid drawn on four corners. See below

These are free hand drawings. Hope you can understand it. If not mail me and I will post a detailed tutorial.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Floral Rangoli

Here is one Rangoli which is big.

20 dots per row-10 rows;
18, 16, 14, 12, dots per row;
Final row 10 dots.

Join as shown. If you space out the dots the Rangoli will be much bigger in size.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Pongal Special

This Rangoli is known as Pongali Kundalu. Pongali means rice dish. Kundalu means  pots.

The sweet variety is known as Chakkera Pongali where milk, jaggery and rice are boiled together and ghee and dry fruits are added.

The spicy one known as Pongali, has rice, split green gram and spices. 

The sweet one is cooked by all the South Indians on Sankranti day-the day Sun enters the Capricorn. This rice dish is offered to Sun God, cooked in new clay pot and on wood fire. Its   taste is something which has to be experienced.
For this Rangoli, the dots to be placed are:
23 dots in center row,
21 dots--2 rows on either side
leaving 5 dots on each side, 11 dots 3 times
5 dots 5 times
then 1 dot

See how they are placed above.
Join as shown above. You can see the Pongali pots and earthen ware oil lamps.

This is especially for Sankranti or Pongal festival. Keep watching.....

Monday, December 26, 2011


Nela Muggulu

Here are some more of the Rangolis drawn specially during the month of Dhanur Maasam. 
This one is a Chakra meaning wheel. The Criss Cross lines in purple colour form the basis  for the design. I have used only double lines. 3 or 4 are also used. See below.
This is a Kurma meaning a tortoise. See how the 4 criss cross lines in black have been placed and then joined(orange colour) to form the figure.

Both Chakra and Kurma are associated with our mythology. It is also a fact that women drew every day things in their Rangolis.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Friends this is my 150th post in Rangolis. I am really happy to have shared with you many Rangolis regularly. I will try to post more often and also cover other aspects of Rangolis as well as other forms of Rangolis. Hope you keep on encouraging me with your suggestions and comments. 

Celebrating this 150th Post, I have something special for you all:

Divyesh Vara a Rangoli Artist from Ahmedabad, Gujarath, India has very graciously shared his creations with us. He describes himself as lover of Art & Culture, specially Tribal art, Jewellery and Dressing and Rangoli he says is his PASSION!. He has an organisation Aakruti Rangoli.

Here are his creations:

As you can see, he is very artistic and talented. What is really laudable is the use of this medium in expressing his creativity as well as supporting nationalism and social causes. You can see the traditional designs, portraits, patriotism, depiction of mythological stories etc.

Hats off to him.  My best wishes to him.

Thanks a lot Divyeshji for sharing such beautiful creations with us.

NOTE: The Copy Right of the above photographs rests with the artist Divyeshji.