Brighten Up Diwali with Best Rangoli Designs for Diwali & its Varied Materials

Do you also wait for Diwali to make some beautiful and unique rangoli designs on each and every day of this festive week? If yes, then you are at the right place because we have brought some beautiful rangoli designs for diwali. But before we head on further, lets first learn its origin, its importance, types and later towards beautiful rangoli designs for diwali and its varied materials.

Rangoli is one of the finest colourful and traditional art forms showcased by Indian women to enhance the beauty of the occasion. It plays a vital role in Indian traditional or folk art. It is derived from the Sanskrit word called ‘Rangavalli’, which refers to the creative expression of art through the use of colour. It is believed that Rangoli is drawn to welcome the gods, goddesses and guests and to bring joy, good luck and prosperity to homes. Diwali special Rangoli symbolizes and marks the beginning of an auspicious occasion.

Diwali special Rangoli

Diwali is the festival celebrating Goddess Lakshmi and since it is believed that the Goddess of wealth will enter a home which has beautiful aura to it, people decorate the entrance of the house with rangoli, flowers, lamps and ‘toran’. Rangoli also has a connection with ‘Ramayan’. It is said that when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, with his beloved wife Sita, the people of Ayodhya decorated the streets with lamps and rangoli to welcome him. Hence, for these two reasons, rangoli is an integral part of the Diwali celebration.

It is an intricate pattern created on the floor of entrances, courtyards, pooja or prayer rooms and living rooms on festive occasions. Generally, during festivals, Rangolis are seen gracing households as a sign of good omen. It is considered an ‘art of the moment’, just like scriptures or painting, depicting a vibrant and lively culture in it. It enhances the aesthetic aura of your home. Traditionally, rangoli designs used to be geometric and proportioned, but over time, they have changed and new variations have come up. Based on the design and artist, the simple and beautiful rangoli lends an authentic look to any house. They can be done in any size, shape and material, from the size of a rug to the size of an entire room.

Origin of Rangoli

Legends have it that Lopamudra, wife of sage Agastya Rishi helped her husband please the gods by drawing beautiful pictures around the ‘Yagyakunda’ or the Holy Fire. To do this, she asked the five elements to give her colours. Likewise, she received blue from the sky, green from water, black from soil, red from fire, and white from wind. Hence, the traditional rangoli included these colours, which signified the seamless merger of the five elements.

Types of Rangoli

Legends further state that there are two types of Rangoli: dry Rangoli, introduced by Lopamudra and wet Rangoli, introduced by Sita (from The Story of Rama and Sita). When Sita fell in love with Ram, she ground some rice, drew rangoli and prayed to Goddess Gauri (wife of Shiva) to grant Ram as her husband. However, despite Diwali being directly connected to Lord Rama, on this day, people draw the dry Rangoli created by Lopamudra. Though the rangoli designs have now diversified, the traditional elements of rangoli revolved around geometric patterns, religious symbols (feet imprints, Swastik, pots with coconut, Om Mandala, Yantra, tridents, lotus etc)

Rangoli Designs 2022 for Diwali

This Diwali, let your creative juices flow and make an attractive Rangoli. No matter what design you choose, Diwali is incomplete without rangoli. So, what are you waiting for? Bring out your creative side! Create magical and unique diwali rangoli designs with your imagination and a beautiful blend of colours. Have a glance at a few beautiful rangoli designs for diwali 2022, which will definitely add more colours to your Diwali:

01. Unique & Modern Dots Rangoli Designs

Diwali Rangoli
Trendy Rangoli Design
Creative rangoli designs
Rangoli Design
Rangoli Design with Dots & Diyas
Modern dots rangoli

As they say, rangoli requires immense precision. Rangoli designs evolve every year with new variations. Modern dots rangoli is one such design where a basic design is created and later it is decorated with a personal touch of dots. These dots are then either pressed or revolved in shapes of leaves, petals or any abstract forms. To enhance the beauty of rangoli, decorative tealight candles are added along the periphery of rangoli.

02. Abstract 3D Rangoli Designs

3D Rangoli Designs
Abstract Rangoli Design
Unique Geometric Rangoli – 3D effect

3d Rangoli designs require utmost precision because they are not only drawn precisely, but the use of colours in each and every part of the 3d rangoli is really very important to create 3d effect. Here, you must also have proper knowledge of what colour to contrast with another colour which will help in creating the 3d effect. 3d rangoli designs make your rangoli look lively, bright and out of the box.

03. Peacock Rangoli Designs

Peacock shaped Rangoli
Diwali special rangoli Peacock designs with Diyas
Peacock shaped Rangoli Design

Since peacock is a national bird of India, people also prefer peacock rangoli designs. It is a freehand rangoli design which is adorned with diyas and dots to give a festive feeling.

04. Freehand Rangoli Designs

Finger Rangoli Design
Freehand Rangoli Designs
Freehand Floral Rangoli Designs

Freehand rangoli design is popular rangoli design that is done every day at homes. It generally consists of simple figures like mango motifs or flowers which can be easily done even by beginners.

05. Artistic Character-Inspired Diwali Rangoli Designs

Artistic Figure Rangoli Designs
Artistic Figure Rangoli Designs
Artistic Figure Rangoli Designs
Artistic Figure Rangoli Designs
Artistic Figure Rangoli Designs
Artistic Figure Rangoli Designs

Rangoli designs that are inspired from famous characters like that of cartoons, animals or even of gods, goddesses are added in this category. It requires a lot of detailing when this kind of rangoli is made to achieve the exact look.

06. Geometrical Diwali Special Rangoli Designs & Ideas for you

Geometrical Rangoli Designs
Geometrical Rangoli Designs
Geometrical Rangoli Designs

Geometric rangoli design has its own uniqueness because they are easy to make and eye-pleasing. If you want to add uniqueness to your rangoli, it is definitely a must try. These are also given the special effect by adding diyas on the periphery of the rangoli.

Rangoli designs are created using thumb and forefinger. While several households, even today, draw rangoli at the entrance of the house every day, it holds great importance, especially during the Diwali celebrations. Finger rangolis are not only used on the day of the festival or some auspicious occasion, but Indian art rangoli designs have found a place in opening ceremonies, housewarming parties, weddings and corporate functions.

Diwali Rangolis generally represent a colourful painting or art. Diwali special rangoli designs 2022 can be anything from a simple flower design, idol impressions to intricate geometric patterns. Apart from lines, rangolis can also be created by drawing dots. Dots are used to form various geometrical rangoli design, idol figures and so on.

Finger rangoli designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and tradition alive. Even with all these different forms of finger rangoli, symmetry is common in all designs. Finger rangoli can be mastered with time and if you do not have the skill to do it, do not worry. You can still create various designs using stencils that are easily available in the market. Rangoli tools are also available online.

Various Names for Rangoli Designs across India

Rangoli is known by various names across India. They are:

Rangoli in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra 

Kolam in Tamil Nadu

Mandana in Rajasthan

Chowkpurana in Chhattisgarh 

Alpana in West Bengal

Jhoti and chita in Odisha

Aripana in Bihar

Chowkpujan in Uttar Pradesh

Muggu in Andhra Pradesh

Golam in Kerala

Aipan in Uttarakhand!

List of Rangoli Materials For Celebrating Diwali Festival!

The rangoli material is crucial in giving your rangoli its distinct colourful appearance. So, the first material required will be colours, and then there are other Rangoli materials used to beautify the design. Here is the list of various rangoli materials to decorate your home with Diwali Special Rangoli Designs: 

01. Kolam Powder for Making Rangoli

Kolam Powdered Rangoli
Kolam Powdered Rangoli

It is widely used to do the basics of any powdered rangoli. It is a kind of white powder available in India. It is made of a special white rock. With the help of this white powder, a boundary or an outline is drawn in which colours are filled later on. The white colour symbolises peace, purity and serenity.

02. Rangoli Powder Colours

Powder Colours Rangoli
Powder Colours Rangoli

Rangoli is commonly made by using powdered colours. It is one of the most widely used rangoli materials. You can choose from powdered coloured limestone or rice for an amazing look. Use varying proportions of coloured power with Kolam powder to obtain the desired tone required for your rangoli design.

03. Rice Rangoli

Coloured Rice Rangoli
Coloured Rice Rangoli

Diwali special rangoli making is an art and rice plays a significant role in that! The coloured rice is used to draw the simple and beautiful rangoli designs. The coloured rice is made by adding food colours to it. However, rice is also grinded and made into a fine paste to create simple white rangolis, also known as Alpana in West Bengal. This will make your rangoli an eco-friendly rangoli.

04. Grain and Pulse Rangoli

Grains & Pulses Rangoli
Grains & Pulses Rangoli

Different types of pulses are also used to fill up large rangoli designs. Pulses render a typical texture to Rangoli. Grains are also used for decorative purposes. They lend a texture to the patterns of rangoli designs.

05. Flower Rangoli – Petals

Flower Rangoli - Petals &Diyas
Flower Rangoli – Petals &Diyas
Flower Rangoli - Petals
Flower Rangoli – Petals
Flower Rangoli - Petals
Flower Rangoli – Petals
Flower Rangoli - Petals &Diyas
Flower Rangoli – Petals &Diyas

 It takes a lot of dedication to make rangoli using flowers and leaves. Flowers are considered to be an auspicious material for rangoli. One can easily create simple circular or geometrical shaped flower rangoli designs. While making rangoli using flowers, you can experiment by adorning it with coloured rice, diyas and more to give it a fuller look.

Flower rangoli is fragrant and colourful; it takes your creativity altogether to a new level. Petals of jasmine, rose, marigold, daisy and kanakambara (a type of small orange flower found extensively in South India) are used in making rangolis.  Methi leaves and strings of flowers are also used to make the outline of the rangoli. Lamps are lit to amplify the beauty of the Diwali special rangoli. Flower petals make your rangoli an eco-friendly one. ‘Pookolam’ or the flower rangoli, is specifically popular in Kerala. Beautiful flower rangolis are drawn during the Onam festival in Kerala.

06. Fabric Colours for Rangoli

Fabric or poster colours for Rangoli
Fabric or poster colours for Rangoli

If you are not that creative with powder colour or flower rangoli, you can create a special Diwali rangoli by using poster or fabric colours. It can be used to create a simple and beautiful rangoli pattern with a brush. However, you would need certain expertise to draw rangoli and fill in the colours with a brush. You can outline the rangoli with chalk powder or white paint. A rangoli created with paint is long-lasting. These don’t get worn out easily and if you want to clean the floor, you may wipe it with water for some days to wipe the traces away completely.

07. Coloured Stones – Abstract Rangoli

Colourful pebbles or stone for rangoli
Colourful pebbles or stone for rangoli
Coloured Stones Rangoli
Coloured Stones Rangoli

For large and abstract rangolis, coloured stones or pebbles are the best option. You can easily buy these decorative pebbles online. They add volume to your rangoli. These can also act as a Zen corner for your home. You can neatly arrange them in the desired manner and have a simple and beautiful rangoli pattern to display. You can give a classy touch to your rangoli by floating decorative candles in a glass tray, accompanied by flowers. You can also have a fountain near the rangoli.

08. Artificial or Kundan Rangoli

Artificial or KundanRangoli
Artificial or KundanRangoli
Kundan Set

Artificial rangoli designs are the colourful patterns made with different coloured materials. These materials include the colourful beads (kundan) of readymade stickers. These kundan stickers are detachable and can be arranged in any pattern as per your choice.

They are readymade rangolis, and you can find a wide variety of Kundanrangolis online. Not to forget, they are in trend nowadays.

09. Saw Dust and Marble Dust Rangoli

Saw Dust Rangoli
Saw Dust Rangoli

Saw dust and marble dust are heavy in nature, and hence, they spread easily. Sawdust floats on water, so you add a little creativity to it. Use diyas and water fountains with your finger rangoli pattern to create a one-of-a-kind, creative, and environmentally friendly look!

10. Salt Rangoli

Salt Rangoli
Salt Rangoli

Yes, you heard it right. Salt can also be used as a material to make beautiful rangolis. This begins with colouring the salt, and to colour the salt, you need to mix salt with sidewalk chalk powder. Once you have coloured the salt, you are ready to draw any pattern or design using it.

Final Takeaway

Hope this blog on Diwali special rangoli designs and rangoli materials helps you out in making the most beautiful Rangoli for Diwali. Do share your creative rangoli designs and ideas in our comment box. You may just find one of your creations added to our blog post.

At the same time, you never know when your design will be of great assistance to others! Festivals bring great fun and also create lasting memories. But, it is also important to stay safe. Do read through these Diwali safety tips: Diwali Safety Tips for Your Home!

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