Easy and quick rangoli with 4 dots for Diwali decoration for beginners
Peacock rangoli of Diwali with 5 dots
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.
kalash rangoli designs for Diwali and Laxmi Pooja
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
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
Simple Diwali rangoli designs | flowers and birds rangoli with 6 dots
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.