Rangoli: Saraswati, Ganesha & Laxmi/Dhurgha
Rangoli: Ganesh with Swan and Peacock, Diwali 2016
Rangoli: Swagatam Shree Ganeshji
Rangoli: PEACOCK & HEN
Rangoli: RANGOLI 2010 DIWALI

Dear Rangoli lovers

Recently friends of ours (a couple) both had their 40th Birthday. As we (my wife & I) were out for this Diwali we thought we would make their Party colourful by making these "TABLE TOP RANGOLIS". Try it out at your dinner parties on the table top and it'll certainly liven up your dinner table. We made one mistake, instead of the long candles, use tea lights or diyas. Happy belated Diwali to all

Rangoli:  Shree Krishna's Raas

This rangoli was done by about 20 people in a town called Thika near Nairobi over a number of days. It's theme is a Gujarati Dandia Raas song called Rangalo. It is 15ft x 17ft. The song is about Shree Krishna and his gopis going to fetch water.

Rangoli: A million Begonias and a lot of labour of love!!

To all the rangoli lovers,
Such beautiful creation with flowers.

Rangoli: Akash Ganesh 2006
This rangoli was published on 2008-11-21.
Rangoli: Raja Ganesh 1998
This rangoli was published on 2008-11-21.
Rangoli: Sagar Ganesh 2003
This rangoli was published on 2008-11-21.
Rangoli: Rangoli contest -1st Tirthankara shree Rushabhdev and his symbol-  the bull

Entered for diwali rangoli contest 2008.
I call this type of Rangoli a picture rangoli or shaded rangoli. It has a Jain theme, with a statue of 1st Tirthankara shree Rushabhdev and his symbol is the bull. It does look almost like a picture in the photograph.

The powders used are finely ground white marble (in Gujarati it is called CHIROLI) and finely sifted river sand and rubber colours used in industries. To colour the white marble I have used Cloth dyes (like Dylon) and food colours. The rubber colours are available in Kenya at indian shops. Marble & Sand colours are used in the figurative work and shading. The rubber colours are used in making the finer "abhla" the mirror work on the Toranas (or chadar) of the Bulls amd the Blue Green backround. I have very fine netting to spread large amounts of colour evenly and the shading. Used credit cards were used to do the shaping of the required figure work. Small funnels (available from shops that sell laboratary equipment) were used to put dots and circles and sometimes outlining colours.

In the end I have put gltter to compliment the shine in the marble powder

I hope this summary helps in understanding

It took me almost 20 evenings to do this rangoli.