New and special rangoli designs for Republic Day / Independence Day kolam themeThis is the latest addition in this theme for Republic Day and Independence Day for 2014. It is some what like a Sanskar Bharati rangoli where you have the background filled with rangoli powder of different colours. I have chosen orange white and green. I have added a pair of birds in blue. The birds are flying and so they denote or represent freedom. A simple rangoli that symbolically represents Independence Day and Republic Day. Birds rangoli designs can also be used for Women's day to represent freedom and liberty for women.
Though this post was originally meant for Republic Day in India I have added rangoli for Independence Day also in this post because the theme is the same. Though different methods or types of rangoli or possible for these two days I prefer to use the three colours white, orange and green to symbolically represent these very important days in India. The rangoli below a free hand design with two parallel lines ( I have used them quite a lot ) drawn in white. The design is as usual a floral design with layers of petals expanding the rangoli from the centre. On the border some spiral patterns and petals are drawn. Fill up the design with orange and green choosing the colours to get this design.
This rangoli design is also on the theme nature. Sprinkle rangoli powder of a suitable colour to get a background suitable for the birds designs drawn on the top. Draw a number of birds free hand (birds designs can be drawn as shown in this rangoli. There are a few more ways of drawing birds using rangoli powder and I will use them depending upon the theme and occasion. I have used a combination of white for the birds, orange for the beaks and green for the branches. The message conveyed is peace and freedom and the combination is colours is for Independence Day and Republic Day - depicting freedom and peace.
The central star design is drawn with green and orange lines drawn parallel simultaneously. Along the star design floral petals are drawn again with the two colours. Above the petals spiral patterns are drawn again with same colours. Then the white colour is drawn between the green and orange colours. The rangoli is also decorated with orange, white and green lines and dots as shown. This type of rangoli can be drawn for Independence Day also.
In these rangoli designs the colours I have used are suitable for celebrations of Independence Day or Republic Day. Any design can be drawn and this border can be drawn around it to signify the celebrations of these two most important days.
In our series on Independence Day the next design above. The star at the centre is drawn using two triangles inverted with respect to each other. Floral petals are drawn at the centre for the six edges of the two triangles. The decorations outside and the simple rangoli border in white is according to our imagination. I have added just two colours so that this rangoli with orange white and green colour combination can be used for Independence Day.
Rangoli designs for Women's day theme through birds
As we are all aware Women's day is celebrated on 8th of March every year. Last year the theme ( of United Nations ) was " Time for action to end violence against women ". In 2014 the theme is ( Equality for women is progress for all ). Since I am focussing primarily on rangoli designs I would like to draw some to celebrate this occasion. The theme I have chosen is birds ( there are already quite a few in Rangoli-sans-dots ). In my opinion birds represent freedom, liberty. Since Women's Day and liberty have a lot in common, some free hand and rangoli with dots for this special occasion. This is also a tribute to the thousands of women in India who patiently, draw rangoli designs every day at dawn or in the morning to celebrate events, festivals to welcome guests and to feed ants, insects and birds ( when they are drawn with rice flour )
Just like Women's day ,Mothers day is important to me because it was my mother who taught me to draw or make rangoli. So for this Mothers Day I would like to draw a few in memory of my mother. This design ( white and in colour ) for Mothers Day and my mother. Parallel line patterns were her favourite types and she invariably used some of these patterns. A simple pattern suitable for a much bigger design.
She was an expert in free hand designs and also in drawing big designs. When she was young she lived in Vijaya nagaram a small town near Vishakapattinam. Sankranthi also called Pedda Pandaga in Telugu was an important festival for her for rangoli and celebrations.
I have shared some of her free hand designs earlier . Rangolisansdots is popular in its niche and I remember her with pride, gratitude for all she taught me - a simple rangoli for Mothers Day and my mother. I have uploaded a few hundred designs most of them simple, some of them colourful, a few big ones. Of course, I will continue to add more, There may be separate posts for rangoli for festivals , themes, beginners in the future too !
My daughter's gift for Mother's Day - a quilling card . Nice idea isn't it.
Grandparents role in parenting
Mandala type rangoli
double line kolam