by Udita Saklani
This Diwali, engage your kids in creative activities, such as decorating the house with beautiful and simple Indian Rangoli designs!
With Karwa Chauth just gone by, it’s time to gear up for the most revered festival in the Hindu Calendar! Mums are all geared up in the annual cleaning of the home and getting it clear of all the clutters. Families across India revamp their entire homes; they go for home decor shopping. Cleaning homes are one of the many customs associated with Diwali, as it is said that Goddess Lakshmi graces clean and nicely decorated homes. If you have already done the decluttering and the cleaning part of every nook and corner of your home, it’s now turning for decorations.
Diwali, is, in fact, the best time to give your home an entirely different new makeover by giving it a completely new look. Beautiful Rangoli forms an important part of Diwali decorations. It has been a part of Indian households in the form of festivals and even when there are marriages or any auspicious occasion. Rangoli is mostly made with colors, but these days there are variations of different kinds taking over. So, there are rice Rangoli, flower Rangolis and even readymade sticker ones.
As a kid, I have some amazing memories of me and my mom all excited for the Diwali season, as that was the time my mom used to test my art cum painting skills. Kids particularly get excited when it comes to Rangoli, because for them it seems like an extension to their art n craft skills being put to actual use. You need not be a pro at making patterns for Rangoli though. Presenting some gorgeous Rangoli designs which will surely attract Goddess Lakshmi’s attention to your home.
TCT presents some gorgeous Rangoli designs for this festive season:
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