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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Rangoli - Indian Republic day

This 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.
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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.

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After a break after Sankranti, I am back with a free hand rangoli for Republic Day.  I have chosen  three colours orange,  white and green.  The orange and green parallel  lines are drawn first.  They have to be drawn  simultaneously.  If it is difficult they may be drawn separately.  

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.  
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Drawing two parallel lines of the same colour comes with practice.  Drawing two parallel lines of different colours is difficult.  We have to pick the two colours one by one carefully to see that they do not mix when they are picked or when they flow between the fingers for drawing the rangoli. The video showing how to pick two different colours to draw a rangoli has been added in my YouTube channel. The third line is added as shown in the image on the right.  It is easier to draw three parallel lines of the same colour when compared to drawing three lines of different colours - but for our theme on Independence Day or Republic Day we need three colours and so the constraint.

In the rangoli border , one  in a pair shared in free hand rangoli borders , 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.

I have added a rangoli  for the theme Independence Day.  The rangoli is available in Rangoli or mandala.

More free hand rangoli are posted in Margazhi kolam collection, Diya rangolis for Diwali and many other posts in Rangoli-sans-dots.
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Rangoli with 7 dots , 6 dots and many other designs are also there in Rangoli-sans-dots

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