Rangoli.

When I walked into our local joggers’ park for my evening walk and meeting up with friends, this is what met me at the entrance.
rangoli

Today is our Republic Day and the park management decided to celebrate by adding this beautiful welcoming rangoli to the entrance.

Isn’t it beautiful?

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14 Responses to Rangoli.

  1. Delirious says:

    LOVE it!
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  2. tammy j says:

    oh my yes! it’s amazing really.
    also . . . would love to see more pictures of the park!
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    • Rummuser says:

      Done. In the next few days, shall take some photographs and post anew. Over the last few years, I have posted many taken in the park but one specifically for the park is due as I keep talking about it all the time in my posts.

  3. Ursula says:

    It sure is beautiful, Ramana. Vibrant. All the colours I associate with India, not least its spices.

    Turmeric greetings,
    U
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  4. Rajam says:

    This is beautiful. I made a trip to Srirangam a few years ago and went round the agraharam streets at 6.30 in the morning during December to take pictures of the Rangolis and have some great ones in my collection. We do this every morning and use rice powder by which the birds and insects have something to eat.

  5. Keith says:

    Beautiful, love it. There should be more of this about.
    Keith.
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  6. Maxi says:

    It is beautiful, Rummy. Very eye-catching, drawn by someone with a lot talent.
    Blessings ~ Maxi
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  7. Grannymar says:

    Very colourful. Alas, they would not last very long here in this country with all the rain.
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  8. I’m curious about the material. Is it paint? In Italy they celebrate religious holidays with designs on the streets made from different seeds, etc.
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    • Rummuser says:

      The rangoli powder is made from rice flour as it is considered auspicious. Sometimes food coloring is used to add a dash of color to the rangoli. The idea is for ants and other insects to eat the flour.

      Apart from that, rangolis are also made using Abhir which is a type of dry color powder used during the festival of colors called Holi.

      Now a days, even white and colored chalk powder is used as it is convenient.

      Rangolis are also made using different colored flower petals for more exotic effect.

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