Friday, October 28, 2016

Rangoli - Expression of Cultural Mannerism

Rangoli is woven tightly in our any celebrations, but Diwali witnesses the utmost use of it. It brings the beauty and wonder of Diwali into our home. It is a center of festival celebration, where I slow down and gaze every time I pass by to remind myself that we are in the middle of a very special time of year.

In our part of the world, weather is a constraint and we lack gracing our actual entrance, hence the rangoli, like every year, is placed indoor where it creates an instant impact.


As a true ‘Ganesha’ fan, we also happen to have a perpetual love of his presence in every décor and style we follow. This year’s rangoli is not an exception. Since tackling the dusty rangoli colors is not my forte, we use two simple ingredients (rice and food colors) to make our rangoli every year. To personalize the design, I threw in some craft mirrors in the design. 

With a bit of effort and imagination we have learn to preserve this tradition alive. It’s the time of the year where, we don’t only connect with one another; we also tie with the past and cherished memories we have created following this tradition. 

My law “more is less” is especially apt when it comes to Diwali lights. Stairs are the classic place to display lights, adding an unexpected sparkle. And few scattering tea lights on the rangoli complete the overall effect.

Hope the series of Diwali posts were a catalyst in making your home festive ready. As we wrap the last post of the festival, wishing you all a very Happy Festivities at your end. May your home be filled with many memories of the festival. Until we meet again, toodles.


  1. Really pretty Rangoli!! Loved the simplicity and the perfect blend of colors. Wish you and your family a Happy Diwali!

  2. A beautiful post to end the lightning series🕯🕯🕉🕉
    May Ganesha bless your family and home. Happy Diwali, Pinky.

    1. Thank you Deepta :). Trusting you had a wonderful time with you family on this Diwali.

  3. Hi ! Lovely Rangolis! What kind of food colors have you used? Is it liquid or powder? Also is that a white table top?

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