When Lord Rama returned victorious to Ayodhya after his battle with Ravana, the people of his kingdom greeted him diyas on their walls and rangolis on their doorstep because in glancing at the beauty of the rangoli if it made Lord Rama smile it would bring blessings upon their home.
Rangoli is a traditional doorstep art, used for auspicious occasions. Traditionally Rangolis were made from coloured rice powder.
Rangoli deigns are created with symbols and patterns calculated to bring blessings to both the maker and the viewer.
Some symbols can hold so much power that they can change the direction of destiny.
In certain communities they believe that the colour black should never be used in the making of a rangoli except on Kali Puja day (generally held on the same day as Diwali, sometimes the day after Diwali, depending on lunar calendar).
Guinness book of records 2000 “largest rangoli in the world - 104 Sq m”
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