Navratri 2020: As we all know Rangolis are a part of Indian culture which indicates festivities, cheer, and a general sense of wellness. No Indian festival complete without Rangolis and it brings out the best creativity in people. During Navratri or other festivals, people prefer designing Rangolis with simplicity, local materials and flowers, patterns, and different colours.
People have been making rangolis for a long time but only a few know the significance of it and the unique patterns. Take a look at Rangoli designs for 2020 and their significance.
Navratri 2020: Rangoli and its significance
The origin of the rangoli finds mention in Chitralakshmanam, an old Indian treatise on art forms. As per records, Lord Brahma is behind the creation of rangolis.
After the child of a priest died, people were extremely unhappy and they prayed to Lord Brahma to bring the boy back. Brahma was so moved by the prayers that he asked the king to make a painting of the boy and later he ‘gave’ life to it and that’s how the first rangoli was made. There are several stories surrounding the how and when the first rangoli was created.
Navratri 2020: Check out different rangoli designs for each day
Rangolis does not require expensive items or a canvas. The floor is the canvas and colours used are available locally in the market. Rangoli patterns were traditionally made with soaked and dried rice powder. In eastern India, mainly in West Bengal, it’s called ‘alpana’ or patterns made with a thin paste of rice flour and water. Colours are not commonly used.