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Sankranti, the so called harvesting festival isn’t that colorful without Rangoli’s. The same festival is celebrated with more joy in the villages, especially if you hail from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh or Tamilnadu you would know it better! I had posted some of the pics clicked during my previous visits to country side during festive season. Feel free to go through them. You may want to head over to another previous post of mine where I had shared couple more rangoli’s.

This was done by my mom during one of the festivals. Sorry for not posting the colorful image since that will not help you get to the details for trying it on your own. I will try to capture and share more such rangolis along with the dots information, variety of design and more patterns upon my next visit to villages where it will be more colorful. Whatever the festival is called by you, may it be Makara Sankranti, Pongal, Maghi, Uttarayan and more… my best wishes to you and your family on the festive occasion.

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  • Lalli October 13, 2011, 10:44 am


  • Nyaya February 11, 2011, 12:47 pm

    This is called as 21-11 chukke rangoli. I used to do this for Ganesha ratha when I was in India on the street when we welcomed ganesha ratha. These chukke rangolis were very common however now no one seem to do this in bangalore which is very disappointing. I used to practice rangoli patterns on our roof in summer holidays and learn new patterns. I see now that they sell stickers in bangalore and everything has been plasticized. I do hope young children learn the art from people like your mother as it is a very nice creative experience. I still do rangoli cuttings even though I live overseas. I hope your children are learning this beautiful southern art from your mom.

  • Sujata January 22, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Wow…beautiful. She has a very steady hand!

    • Mohan January 30, 2011, 7:14 pm

      Oh yeah.. she does have that for sure :)

  • Mohini January 20, 2011, 11:47 am

    Such a beautiful Rangoli! I loved it :) Thanks for sharing ! Happy Makarsankranti too!

    • Mohan January 30, 2011, 7:13 pm

      My pleasure in sharing this. :)

  • drpratibha January 18, 2011, 10:01 am

    Your mom is quite an artist ;I can make out that through this great Rangoli pattern.

  • Debojit January 15, 2011, 4:53 pm

    Nicely done!! I liked the write-up which is perfect for the occasion. Congrats. Keep it up.

    • Mohan January 17, 2011, 9:26 pm

      Glad you liked it :) Thanks!

  • sujitha January 15, 2011, 2:17 pm

    have this 2011 1st festival bring happiness in your life…………
    i wish happy pongal & makara sankranthi……..to all…..!!!!!!!!

    • Mohan January 17, 2011, 9:27 pm

      Thanks for your wonderful wishes Sujitha! Hope you had a fantastic festive time too :)

  • Roshmi (Musings of an Unknown Indian) January 15, 2011, 12:46 pm

    Happy Sankranti to you and your family… including baby… ‘coz this is his first Sankranti :)

    This is celebrated with a lot of fervour even in Bengal… where it is known as ‘Poush Sankranti’… and everyone looks forward to the yummy and special dishes prepared especially for this occasion :D

    • Mohan January 17, 2011, 9:28 pm

      Thanks for the wishes Roshmi, hope you too had a great time with your family. I wasn’t aware of Poush Sankrati. will look it up for more info. I know how much Bengali’s love to eat sweets :)

  • S.R.Ayyangar January 15, 2011, 11:46 am

    The best Rangoli patterns I have seen is in Tamilnadu.
    Happy Sankaranti.

    • Mohan January 17, 2011, 9:29 pm

      Yes, they are too artistic. I have seen similar ones at a couple of friends places who hail from that region.

  • Shilpa January 15, 2011, 12:02 am

    Happy Sankranti :)

    • Mohan January 17, 2011, 9:30 pm

      Thanks Shilpa, hope you had a good one!

  • shruti January 14, 2011, 2:34 pm

    i used to put rangoli a lot in amma’s house…love it!!!!

    • Mohan January 17, 2011, 9:32 pm

      Sweet memories :) Hope you had an awesome festive time.

  • Vineeta January 14, 2011, 2:24 pm

    Happy Sankranti to you and your family :) The rangoli shines because of those stary dots.. I am looking forward to the dot information about rangolis :)

    • Mohan January 17, 2011, 9:33 pm

      Thanks Vineeta! Sure, I will try to get as much info as possible. Thanks for the greetings. Hope you had a good time too!

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