Karthigai Kolams

vilvathalam rangoli
This rangoli was published on 2006-12-08.
Karthigai deepam rangoli

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Karthigai Deepam kolam

This is a dotted Karthigai deepam rangoli, and the strokes are animated to show the drawing procedure.
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Diwali Kolam

Deepavali or Diwali is celebrated by the hindus world-wide. The word "Deep" means light, and "avali" means "in a row". Deepavali is known as the "festival of lights". Traditional Rangoli motifs adorn the front-yards and entryways of every house. People light earthen lamps called "diya" on this day and thank Goddess Lakshmi for the wealth and happiness that she has bestowed upon them.

On this day, people visit friends and relatives and also exchange gifts and sweets. Diwali teaches us to drive away the ignorance, the darkness around us and to uphold the true values of life.

The pattern shown here is an example of a Diwali kolam/Rangoli. After the outlines are drawn, the design is colored with bright colors.

Jyothi rangoli

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is celebrated by the hindus world-wide. The word "Deepa" means "light" and "avali" means "a row", which makes Deepavali the "festival of light". Traditional Rangoli motifs adorn the frontyards and entryways of every house. People light earthen lamps called "diya" on this day and thank Goddess Lakshmi for the wealth and happiness that she has bestowed upon them. On this day, people visit friends and relatives and also exchange gifts and sweets. Diwali teaches us to drive away the ignorance, the darkness around us and to uphold the true values of life. This Rangoli pattern shown here is an example for anyone who wants to make a Rangoli. After the outlines are drawn, the rangoli is colored with bright powdered dyes/colored sand.

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