Explore the Best Diwali Special Rangoli Materials & Ideas

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 a folk art. It is derived from the Sanskrit word called ‘Rangavalli’, which refers to the creative expression of art through the use of colour. Diwali special Rangoli symbolizes and marks the beginning of an auspicious occasion.

Rangoli Design Ideas

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 with a sign of good omen. It is considered as an ‘art of moment’ just like scriptures or painting depicting a vibrant and lively culture in it. It enhances an aesthetic aura of your homes. Traditionally, rangoli designs used to be geometric and proportioned but over time, it has 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, shapes and materials, from the size of a rug to the size of an entire room.

Diwali Rangoli Ideas

This Diwali, let your creative juices flowing 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 rangolis with your imagination and beautiful blend of colours. Have a glance on few awesome rangoli designs which will definitely add more colours to your Diwali:

Diwali Rangoli
Abstract Rangoli Design
Peacock shaped Rangoli
Geometric 3D Rangoli Design
Diwali special rangoli designs with Diyas
Finger Rangoli Design
Creative rangoli designs
Rangoli Design with Diyas
Trendy Rangoli Design
Unique Geometric Rangoli – 3D effect
Rangoli Design
Rangoli Design with Dots & Diyas

Have a Glance on Few Artistic Figure 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

Traditionally, finger rangoli were used only on the day of the festival or some auspicious occasion. But in the modern world, Indian art rangoli designs has found a place in opening ceremony, housewarming party, weddings and corporate functions.

Have a Glance at Few Geometrical Diwali Special Rangoli Designs & Ideas for your interest:

Geometrical Rangoli Designs

Geometrial Rangoli Designs

Geometrical Rangoli Designs

Geometrial Rangoli Designs

Geometrical Rangoli Designs

Geometrial Rangoli Designs

Diwali Rangolis generally represents a colourful painting or art. Diwali special rangoli designs 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. If you are not good at design and finger rangoli, no need to worry about… you can still create various designs using different stencils. You can easily find rangoli tools online, also they are easily available in your near stores as well!

Various Names for Rangoli Designs Across India

The various names for this Indian art rangoli design and forms are known by different names across India. The following are the various names:

Rangoli in Gujarat, Karnataka & Maharashtra,
Kolam in Tamil Nadu,
Mandana in Rajasthan,
Chowkpurana in Chhattisgarh,
Alpana in West Bengal,
Jhoti & chita in Odisha,
Aripana in Bihar,
Chowkpujan in Uttar Pradesh,
Muggu in Andhra Pradesh,
Golam in Kerala &
Aipan in Uttarakhand & others!

List of Rangoli Materials For Celebrating Diwali Festival!

The rangoli material is most important for giving your rangoli a characteristic colourful nature. So, the top most material required will be colours, 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:

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Kolam Powder as Rangoli

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

02. Rangoli Powder Colours:

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Creative – Powder Colour Rangoli

Rangoli is commonly made by using powder colours. It is one of the most widely used rangoli material. 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

Colourful 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 & Pulse Rangoli:

Grains & Pulses Rangoli

Grain & Pluse 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 to rangoli designs.

05. Flower Rangoli – Petals:

Flower Rangoli - Petals & Diyas

Flower Rangoli Designs

Flower Rangoli - Petals

Flower Rangoli Designs

Flower Rangoli - Petals

Flower Rangoli Designs


Flower Rangoli Designs

It takes a lot of dedication to make rangoli using flowers and leaves. Flower rangoli is considered as an auspicious material for rangoli and one can easily create the simple circular or geometrical shaped flower rangoli designs. When making rangoli using flowers, you can experiment adorning it with coloured rice, diyas, oil lamp and more to give it a fuller look.

Flower rangoli is fragrant and colourful when used in rangoli design; it takes your creativity altogether to a new level. Flower petals of jasmine, rose, marigold, daisy & kanakambara (a type of small orange flower found extensively in South India) are used in making rangolis. Methi leaves and strings of garlands are also used to make the outline of rangoli. Diwali special rangoli lamps are lighted to amplify its beauty. Flower petals makes your rangoli an eco-friendly one…

06. Fabric Colours for Rangoli:

Fabric or poster colours for Rangoli

Rangoli Design using Fabric Colours

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 simple and beautiful rangoli pattern with a brush. However, you would need certain expertise to draw rangoli and fill colours with a brush. You can outline the rangoli with chalk powder or brush using white colour. Rangoli created with paint looks like a painting and is long-lasting. These don’t get wear out easily and if you want to clean the floor, you may need to 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 Stone Rangoli Designs

Coloured Stones Rangoli

Colourful Stone Rangoli Designs

For large and abstract rangolis, coloured stones or pebbles are the option to go for. You can easily buy these decorative pebbles online. They add volume to your rangoli. These can also act 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. By adding Glass tray with water for floating decorative candle lights and flowers and fountain near the rangoli can give a classy touch!

08. Artificial or Kundan Rangoli:

Artificial or Kundan Rangoli

Kundan Rangoli Designs

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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 patterns as per your choice.

They are readymade rangolis, you can find wide varieties of Kundan rangolis online. And yes, they are much in trend now a days!

09. Saw Dust & Marble Dust Rangoli:

Saw Dust Rangoli

Saw Dust & Marble Dust Rangoli Material

Saw dust and marble dust is heavy in nature and hence, it spreads easily. Sawdust floats on water so, you add a little creativity to it. Use diyas, water fountains with your finger rangoli pattern and get a unique, creative and eco-friendly look!

Hope these varied rangoli materials list will help you out in making your Diwali special rangoli an amazing one… Do share your creative rangoli designs and ideas in our comment box. The best one can be added in our blog post.

And at the same time; you never know, your design can become a great help for others!

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