Why is Rangoli made in Diwali?: – When it’s Diwali in your home, you must have seen your mother or your sister drawing a beautiful Rangoli in your home but have you ever wondered why do they make Rangoli on Diwali?
Why do we make rangoli in Diwali? What is the significance of rangoli? What is used to make rangoli designs? Why do we put rangoli? What is the significance of rangoli? Why do we make rangoli in Tihar? Why is Rangoli made in Diwali festival? You will get these answers below. Keep reading and stay happy.
What is the Rangoli?
Rangoli is an ancient ephemeral art form that is practiced throughout Nepal. The designs are drawn on the ground, usually with chalk or coloured powder and adorned with sand, rice, candles or flower petals.
Rangoli is an expression of the creative self, often seen as a form of self-portrait. The designs are composed of geometric and curvilinear motifs, generally derived from nature. Once the Rangoli is completed, the image is simply blown away with the wind, acting as a metaphor for the impermanence of life.
Rangoli and its spiritual meaning
Rangoli is considered appropriate to design rangoli in the Hindu Dharma during special occasions and religious ceremonies. Rangolis are believed to have a spiritual perspective and benefits. It is said that with the change in colour, design and shape, the vibration of a rangoli changes.
There have been several resources and pamphlets on the Internet for rangoli projects that attract and transmit the energies of the principles of divinity. Devotees are said to have experienced various feelings ranging from spiritual energy to divine energy, to divine consciousness and serenity.
The trends of the rangoli is not new. In fact, the African tribe of the Amazon rainforest has in practice an art similar to that of the rangoli that is drawn after praying. The prayers are done for half a day and after drawing the rangoli, the tribes sit patiently around the rangoli pattern.
The leaders attract animals and then, the people of the tribe kill them. It is important to keep in mind that the tribe does not kill them, but uses the colour and design of the rangoli to attract them and then drive them out.
Earlier in ancient times, women sang sacred hymns and bhajans while creating rangoli and patterns. Above all, if it comes to rangoli for Diwali or other auspicious occasions, to create energy centers, this must have that spiritual angle, which can have a positive impact on people.
The energy groups created by specific rangoli models motivate and channel positive energy into people. Since only natural materials like sindoor and haldi were used to create rangoli, these were also suitable for nature.
Rangoli and Diwali
Diwali is celebrated throughout the country, primarily as a festival to welcome the goddess Lakshmi. People clean their homes, remove all the garbage and dirt from the house to welcome the Goddess and decorate the entrance of the house with splendid rangoli.
Rangoli motifs are created with gypsum, crushed limestone and rice powder. You can simply make a small design or even a large one according to your choice. Usually, people make it small, almost the size of the doormat at the entrance to their home.
The rangoli model also varies based on the ability of the person making the rangoli and the time available. The design usually begins with a simple line or circle made with pencil or chalk. The next design is filled with different colours that add more beauty to the model.
There is no limit to how large a rangoli can be. Most rangoli are the same size as a mat placed in an entrance. These rangoli are particularly popular among residents of city buildings, where space is a limitation. For larger homes like bungalows, it is not uncommon to find a patio full of colourful rangoli designed.
The variety of patterns and difficulty levels for a rangoli largely depends on the talents and abilities of the person producing the rangoli. A rangoli is always made by hand and all the drawings are carved with the fingers. Usually a line is drawn with a single finger, like a pencil.
In some cases, a model can be outlined using dotted movements, which are joined together at the end. Once a pattern is formed, the desired colours are then filled according to our needs and wants.
Why is Rangoli symmetry important?
The design of the rangoli is very important to channel its energy level. If you want to underestimate it, choose a rounded design. If you want to reach precise energy levels, choose rangoli that have sharper sides. Because spiritual gurus believe that the ranks are a science to create energy, design, symbols, lines and colors play an important role.
In fact, experts take an example of Leonardo da Vinci’s symbolism and the science behind it so that people understand the design and mechanism of rangoli production. Like the symbolism explained in Dan Brown’s novels, at home we have rangoli and its symbolism that can mean more than it seems.
Diwali means colored rangoli! Beautifully designed and colorful, almost every house in the country will have its entrance decorated with handmade rangoli of various models. And yes, they conquer our hearts with their beauty and colours.
Rangoli and its traditional roots
Rangoli is an ancient Nepali tradition, followed by our ancestors for several years and has a special importance during Diwali. In Diwali, colours play an important role. It is also for this reason that people paint their homes and buy new and colourful clothes and gifts for their loved ones.
Also called Alpona, kolam and Aripoma, the designs and patterns of rangoli have been made for several years and have passed from one generation to another.
The word Rangoli was coined by two words, “Rang” and “Aavali”, which means row of colors. The designs and colors used to make a rangoli vary greatly depending on the region, the tradition and the culture of the people. You’ll see people doing rangolis with colors, rice powder and flower petals.
A rangoli drawn during diwali generally follows a certain theme. The drawing or central motif is symbolic and represents a deity or the main concept of the subject.
The unity of man and nature can be shown by drawing natural elements such as offerings, snakes, fish, etc. Another common theme for a rangoli is the celestial one, which uses symbols such as the sun, the moon, the signs of the zodiac, etc.
As the central motive. A rangoli pattern generally has a geometric shape, which should indicate the infinity of time. A rangoli is also bounded by a lotus drawing to represent the goddess Lakshmi. If it is drawn as an outline, it could also refer to a heart or a wheel.
By Ros Regmi