Rangoli also known as “ALPANA”
Rangoli is an art form of native India also known as “ALPANA” in some regions in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand and/or flower petals.
It is usually made during Diwali (the festival of lights) festivals which is related to Hinduism.
But nowadays, it is been a tradition to make Rangoli in weddings and birthdays, new year and other festivals too. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive.
The various names for this art form and similar practices include Kolam in Tamil Nadu, Mandana in Rajasthan, Chowkpurana in Chhattisgarh, Alpana in West Bengal, Aripana in Bihar, Chowk pujan in Uttar Pradesh, Muggu in Andhra Pradesh, Golam kolam or kalam in Kerala and others.
The purpose of Rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck.
Design depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area. It is traditionally done by women. Generally, this practice is showcased during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, marriage celebrations and other similar milestones and gatherings.
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