Diwali Kolam

Lata's picture

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.


leela ganti's picture

wonderful it was to see the kolame and do it
here at norwich it was great to have such a support.thanks a lot.
leela ganti.
norwich U.K.

gayathrisundar's picture

Can you please give me an idea of how to do this kolam? Atleast number of points?

marypushpa's picture

Looks too good......Kindly give us the number of dots.

anitha rao's picture

This rangoli is toooooooooo good. Please let me know how many dots we should keep for this rangoli.

Lata's picture

21 to 1...parallel dots.

sanjaya's picture

color combinaion is nice so very very attractive rangoli

sarada.vempati's picture


the no.of dots for this kolam is 21-1 straight dots..

bhagyashree amberkar's picture

I am not able to see the design only plz any one let me know