Diwali rangoli designs with dots step by step

Diwali festival is all about fun, frolic , sweets and of  course rangoli.  Colourful rangoli designs adorn many houses with diyas inside on the periphery of the rangoli , the light from the lamps enhancing the image, the colours and the rangoli as  a whole.   The lamps  when placed strategically inside the rangoli will add to the beauty of the design .  This post will  have some simple and different rangoli designs with dots for Diwali rangoli designs.   The unique selling proposition of Rangolisansdots is ,  I think the designs are simple , most are unique because I create them and a number of pics or photos to show how the rangoli is drawn step by step.  So the first rangoli in this collection or gallery of rongoli designs with dots and I assure all will be small and easy.

Easy and quick rangoli with 4 dots for Diwali decoration for beginners

This is a 4 by 4 dot rangoli for beginners .  Quite an easy design.  We can have four such patterns in two rows to get a bigger rangoli.  Of course sprinkle with colourful rangoli to get a simple and beautiful  Diwali rangoli to show off !

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Peacock rangoli of Diwali with 5 dots 

With just 5 by 5 dot pattern we can draw representation of peacock designs.  In kolam as we say in Tamil Nadu , only the representative images are drawn and  not the actual ones.  So influence of kolam will be there in most of the rangoli designs .   So these are not exactly peacock patterns but only representations only  Place the 5 by 5 dot pattern , draw the four pairs of birds .  Add the crown and tail. Fill  with blue or indigo and green colours .  Use the remaining dots for simple patterns.  After adding colours , remember to draw the pattern once more with white rangoli powder since when sprinkling the colours some of it would  have fallen on the white rangoli.   Drawing once more with white rangoli  will  ensure that the rangoli  is once  again  bright.
                                                     
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 So from the rangoli it is evident that we can have four pairs of birds resembling peacocks with just a five by five dot pattern.

The next rangoli design is with 7 to 4 dot pattern , again a common rangoli design with dots with some decorations added by me  , after all it is Rangolisansdots so some free hand  designs should be there !  The straight lines result in a number of intersecting hexagons which gives the basic shape to the rangoli , we can fill with colours of our choice without the free hand decoration or we can add the free hand patterns using different colours.

Like any rangoli there are many methods  of drawing a rangoli with dots.  I start this rangoli with a star pattern at the centre and form a hexagon by connecting the edges of the star.  From the edges of the star I extend the lines as shown and use them to complete the hexagon , total six numbers.  Finally I fill the gaps inside and outside with simple free hand motifs.  This rangoli can be used as a base for creating a Diwali rangoli design with dots that is simple, quick and easy.  Filling of colours inside and outside is our choice.  Alternatively, we can spread some colour rangoli and draw this pattern  using white rangoli on it and then use contrasting colours with reference  to the base to create a beautiful rangoli design.   I can  assure you with proper colour selection this rangoli  design with certainly rank among  the best rangoli  designs for Diwali.


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kalash rangoli  designs for Diwali and  Laxmi Pooja

The beauty of this rangoli is its simplicity .  The dot pattern used is 7 by 4 ( in between dots ).  With such a small dot grid we are able represent kalash , coconut, mango leaves , Goddess Lakshmi's feet all symbols of auspiciousness and prosperity. The images should give an idea for step by step procedure. ( Note - This rangoli is  an update for 2016 )
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Next rangoli is with shank and star patterns drawn with 13 to 7 dot pattern. Such rangoli with dots , filled with colours are drawn in Tamil Nadu for New Year kolam or Pongal kolam .  ( Pongal is Sankranti festival )


9 dots rangoli or muggulu for Diwali 

This is one of the simplest , easiest rangoli with 9 dots , the patterns make suitable for filling colours also.  The dot pattern used is 9 by 9 .  The final picture may it appear not so easy for some but we should start from the four corners and then add the lines at the centre to get this simple  Diwali rangoli design.

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The dot pattern used is 13 to 7 .  The step by step  procedure through the images should make it easy because the central pattern can be difficult the first time. The important  challenge in this type of rangoli designs is drawing the shank ( sangu ) designs from one side .  It is easy to draw them moving around the rangoli but drawing them in different directions standing or sitting on one side is challenging and demands a lot of concentration and practice to imagine the view of the shank design in various directions
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Simple Diwali rangoli designs | flowers and birds rangoli with 6 dots 

This rangoli design was created when I wanted to draw a morning kolam at the entrance.  This design just came to my mind when I bent to draw a kolam.  After placing the dot grid , I drew the four flowers - lotus like patterns and the spiral at the centre.  When I added four curved lines on one side of the lotus , they looked like birds - like swans.  It was a complete rangoli at this stage.  However, I added the neck of the bird touching the next flower and added a few more patterns to created birds with flowers as wings . Nice idea isn't it for Diwali , a simple and beautiful way of expressing our thoughts to patterns on the floor.

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So far as Tamil Nadu is concerned it is Karthigai Deepam festival for which deepam or diyas are lit inside and around the kolam .  Deepam are also used for decoration inside the house and in the approach to the house.  The lamps used or simple earthen lamps that are eco friendly too.  The lady of the house or the daughter lights all the lamps in the Pooja room , places them on a tray and places the glowing lamps with her face brightly lit (!) in various places inside the house, in the balcony in particular and in the entrance of the house whereas for Diwali we find that different types of beautiful  lamps of various colours, shapes  used in the rangoli.

My husband's Diwali nostalgia

Diwali festival celebrate in our childhood brings nostalgic memories to everyone , here my husband shares his experiences of Diwali or Deepavali as we say in Tamil Nadu.   The countdown to the festival started usually 45 to 50 days before the start of the festival when he and his elder brother started planning for the festival.  They started preparing lists for the purchase of crackers , kuruvi vedi , Shivaji vedi and Lakshmi vedi were on the top of the list.  They started saving money for the crackers in a small wooden box .  A week before the festival their mother started preparing Deepavali bakshanam for which elaborate arrangements were made in the kitchen .  The bakshanam included thenkuzhal , ganga jamuni a sweet .  There were no sweet shops those days and all were prepared at home.   When the festival approached the final list of crackers was ready .   They purchased in a famous whole sale supermarket in Teynampet where the price of the crackers was very cheap.

They took out the money saved , begged for some more from their parents and went to the supermarket.  There very long queues were there in many counters .   All their plans went awry when they went near the counter to find that the prices of the crackers hand increased.   Still they managed to buy a lot of crackers and of course flower pots , ground chakra and sparklers for their sister and mother.

It seems they used to open the card board box in which the crackers were stored , daily and count the number of crackers they had.  The brothers had a lot of friends nearby all of the same age group.  There was a competition as to who among the group would light the first cracker in the morning.  Of course Diwali usually falls in October or November they would pray that rains should not spoil their plans ( On other days they used to pray that it should rain heavily , because they enjoyed rain. Those days schools never declared holidays even when there was heavy rain.  It was only when there was a possibility of a cyclone did schools and colleges close or close early.  )

Their elder sister fought and got her own share of crackers but she was invariably scared to light them so the brothers knew very well that finally her share would also come to them.

After all the crackers were exhausted they went to meet their friends and in the evening went with their parents to meet their relatives.   There was only one channel on television then so people did not spent much time  before the television.






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