Diwali is just around the corner and people are busy putting the finishing touches on their decorations and preparing to usher in the celebrations. The Festival of Lights is one of the most important in India.
According to Drik Pnachang, it begins every year from Krishna Paksha Trayodashi, i.e. on the 28th day of the Ashwin month of the Hindu calendar and ends on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya, i.e. on the second day of the Kartik month. According to the Gregorian calendar, Diwali 2021 will be celebrated on November 4th.
Diwali 2021: significance and history
Mythologically, Diwali marks the return of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Laxman to Ayodhya after 14 years. It signifies the victory of good over evil and to celebrate this people light diyas and lamps in their homes.
These festivals not only serve as a reminder of our rich culture and traditions, but also act as a breaker from the monotonous nature of our daily routine. The zest and zeal of our celebrations provide much-needed respite from otherwise mundane lives, especially given the circumstances we all faced earlier this year.
One of the main parts of Diwali celebrations is the decorations that follow. From strips of twinkling lights to rows of glittering diyas, there are many ways to decorate our homes and one of them is making Rangoli.
Traditionally, these works of art are made on the ground from colors during all sacred processions in order to welcome deities and positive energy into the house. It is also said that on the night of Diwali, the goddess Lakshmi visits every household and people make rangoli to welcome her into their homes.
Making these vibrant designs around the house during Diwali is an affordable and easy way to add a traditional, rustic touch amid electronic and automated lighting decorations. If you are looking for easy ways to Rangoli on this Diwali and flaunt your inner artist in a splendid way, take a look.
Diwali 2021 Rangoli Designs: How To Make Rangoli This Year
1: Use colored rice
You can soak the rice in water of different colors, soak it overnight, and then use it in place of the colors to create various rangoli patterns. Using rice instead of color is an easy way to add to rangoli designs.
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2: Use of flowers and leaves:
For the more eco-conscious, ditching the colors of flower petals is a good way to ensure that rangoli designs don’t look dull and boring. The use of different shades of marigold flowers, rose petals, mango leaves, etc. is one of the best ways to create a shiny rangoli.
Mixing light and dark colors on a dry surface will surely make everyone envious of your rangoli making skills. They are also easy to clean and can be used quite versatile.
4: Using flour:
Using plain flour or rice flour in a freehand rangoli design is another way to make beautiful Rangoli this Diwali. Mixing it with colors can greatly enhance your decorations.
5: Using Diyas:
What better way to make and decorate your rangoli than using the glittery diyas? These tiny vessels of light can be arranged in a number of intricate ways to build different rangoli arts.
Diyas, flowers or colors, whatever you choose, one thing is for sure, making rangoli is more than just a decorative piece. It is also a special time for family members, as people work together to create beautiful designs, limited only by their imaginations, while enjoying each other’s company while creating one. So no matter what material you choose, making rangoli is sure to add more shades of happiness to your Diwali celebrations.
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