Rangoli Designs

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.

Rangoli DesignsCourtesy of Kannan Tanjorearts

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 DesignsCourtesy of Shruti Lokesh Deopura

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.

Simple Rangoli Designs Courtesy of For Angels Only

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.

Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Flickr

Here are some more amazing rangoli designs that you need to see before this festive season.

1. Innovative Rangoli DesignsRangoli Designs Courtesy of Indian Heritage

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!

2. HD Rangoli DesignsHD Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Cool HD Backgrounds

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.

3. Kundan Rangoli DesignsRangoli Designs Courtesy of Art Platter

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.

4. Colourful Rangoli DesignsColourful Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Rangoli designs

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.

5. Simple Rangoli DesignsSimple Rangoli Designs Courtesy of India times

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.

6. Ganpati Rangoli DesignsLord Ganesha Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Ingenira Travels

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.

7. Huge Rangoli Designs   Rangoli DesignsCourtesy of Harekrsna

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?

8. Easy Rangoli DesignsSimple Rangoli Designs Courtesy of All God Wallpapers

Use of bright colour helps this rangoli to stand out. It is small and easy to make. Do try this at home.

9. Outdoor Rangoli DesignsSimple Rangoli Designs Courtesy of 4shared

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.

10. Peacock Rangoli DesignsPeacock Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Nicktay Photography

People have long been mesmerized by the beauty of peacock. Being able to make this stunning rangoli is every artists dream.

11. Unique Rangoli DesignsKolam Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Flickr

You can see a traditional South Indian style rangoli being made in the above image. It’s a huge rangoli.

12. Beautiful Rangoli DesignsRangoli Designs Courtesy of G Thang

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.

13. Small Rangoli DesignsSimple Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Economic Times

Choose this simple geometric rangoli. You really don’t need much skill or time to create this uncomplicated design.

14. Cute Rangoli DesignsSimple Rangoli DesignsCourtesy of Funny Pictures

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.

15. Lord Ganesh Rangoli DesignsLord Ganpati Rangoli DesignsCourtesy of Colouring Pages

This rangoli looks like a portrait of Lord Ganesha. Bring out the artist in you and try to make something similar.

16. Circular Rangoli DesignsSimple Rangoli Designs Courtesy of Mumbai OLX

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.

17. Paper Quilling Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Divya Joshi

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. 

18. Stone n Beads Rangoli Designs Rangoli DesignsCourtesy of Gayatri Wakankar‎

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.

19. Flower Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Nishgandha Subhnandan Ghula

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.

20. Coloured Rice Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Shweta Rathore

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.

21. Round Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Siddhi Shri‎

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.

22. Om Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Vasavi Kasula

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.

23. Free-Hand Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Poonam Tidke

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.

24. Diwali Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Kala Nanda Kumar

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.

25. Beautiful Rangoli DesignsRangoli DesignsCourtesy of Uma Raja

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.

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