Rangoli Designs and Patterns for All Occasions
Rangoli or kolam is an art form in India that involves creation of beautiful patterns and designs on the floor. It is usually made on the floor of living room, puja room, courtyard or entrance of the house. Rangoli designs are created using coloured rice, rice flour, coloured sand, saw dust, coloured sand or flower petals.
Hindus make rangoli or kolam during Diwali, Durga Puja, Onam, Pongal, and many other Indian festivals. It is also made during marriages and other auspicious occasions. Rangoli designs add to the aesthetic appeal of your house. People believe that it is made to welcome the deities during festival. This traditional art form has been a part of India culture since ancient times.
Rangoli are traditionally made by women and to bring good luck into the house. We can either make simple rangoli designs, or go for an elaborate one. Rangoli is made in many parts of India. In Northern part of the country it’s made using colourful gypsum (chirodi) in square grid. Whereas in South India people prepare rangoli using rice flour and flower petals. They are made on a hexagonal grid, except during Onam when it’s drawn in a circular form.
Today people have started making many kind of rangoli designs that include flowers, images of god and goddesses, animal and bird shapes, scenery and much more. Women display their creativity during festivals and family functions. Rangoli is also made in some Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Here are some more amazing rangoli designs that you need to see before this festive season.
This is the most innovative rangoli I have ever seen. It is made using betel leaf, coins, banana, mehendi cone, soap, talcum powder tin, bangles, paper plate with flower petals in it and much more. Pretty unusual and extremely innovative!
This is an out-of-the-box rangoli design. This artistic rangoli depicts beautiful scenery. You need not always go the traditional way. Instead, try to explore a bit and go for an unconventional design this year.
Take a look at this kundan rangoli design, it’s made using beads and coloured stones. They are totally mess-free; some of them are readily available in the market too.
Wow! I just can’t take my eyes off this one. It’s a stunning piece of art. Try this, but I must warn you, it will take a lot of time and effort to put it together.
Pick this easy square rangoli and decorate it with diyas for that final look. Use diyas of different shape and colours to increase its aesthetic appeal.
Design this rangoli keeping Lord Ganesha in the centre. Use orange, yellow, red, pink and green colour to make this rangoli design. White has also been used to do detailing.
Take a look at this massive rangoli that has been made across this field. It’s a combine work of many artists. Wonderful, isn’t it?
Use of bright colour helps this rangoli to stand out. It is small and easy to make. Do try this at home.
A rangoli can also be made around a tree. Be a bit different this year, and try to do something new. Make this pretty vibrant rangoli.
People have long been mesmerized by the beauty of peacock. Being able to make this stunning rangoli is every artists dream.
You can see a traditional South Indian style rangoli being made in the above image. It’s a huge rangoli.
This looks simple but is a complex design to make. The above rangoli exhibits beautiful use of colour and patterns. You will need a lot of time and patience to create this.
Choose this simple geometric rangoli. You really don’t need much skill or time to create this uncomplicated design.
You can also make rangoli designs at the entrance or in the corner of your living room. Select this rangoli to give your house a festive look.
This rangoli looks like a portrait of Lord Ganesha. Bring out the artist in you and try to make something similar.
This rangoli design spells simplicity. You can make any design in the centre according to your wish, and then surround it with these beautiful patterns.
You can even make pretty rangoli designs using paper quilling technique. Paper quilling is an art form where thin strips of paper are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.
Here is another way to create breath-taking rangoli designs. Use beads, gold, thread and stones to make this glittery design. You can make your own design using these.
This is a magnificent rose rangoli design. You better be an artist to master this fascinating design. Use red and white colour to draw rose flower and buds, add some leaves to complete the look. Red rose is a symbol of love, let’s spread the message.
Use coloured rice and rangoli powder to make this round rangoli design. Simply make a circle in the centre and add petals to it. Use a rangoli mould to draw the central design.
This festive season try making this gorgeous rangoli design. First draw a yellow, then a green, later a pink one and finally a white circle. Add patters on these circles to make it more captivating.
Beginners can easily draw this rangoli design, it’s an easy one. Draw Om symbol in the centre of your rangoli. White circular patterns give an elegant touch to this design. Fill different colours in the circles.
Use flower petals and rangoli powder to create this Ganpati rangoli design. This design is perfect for every occasion. Highlight the design with flower petals and create an innovative border.
Making a peacock rangoli is never a child’s play, but I seem to differ. I know after having a look at this peacock rangoli, you guys are also thinking the same. Add diyas to increase its aesthetic appeal.
Wow! I’m falling short of words to describe this beauty. Amazing design, creative patterns, intelligent mix of colours, neat presentation, an all-in-one rangoli design.