A Rangoli

by Aparna G Agnihotri June. 07, 2009 1465 views

A design mostly with symmetric patterns, it adorns most Hindu family threshold.
This traditional cultural practice is in vogue even to this day in most households.
The Rangoli is drawn with fine ground flint, and in some places it is drawn with coarsely ground rice flour. Turmeric and vermilion (Kumkuma) are used to complete the drawing of a rangoli, they also contribute to the decoration of the rangoli itself.
A Rangoli is drawn on the main entrance threshold, in front of the worshiping altar, when inaugurating a new stove and almost the beginning of any new venture within a set up.
These drawings are symbolic of bringing in prosperity.

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Lisa 12 years ago

It is an interesting photo and good representation.

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Gerd Korts 12 years ago

Interesting and again I have learned a bit more about your country, thanks a lot

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