or any other name for colourful designs with and without dots for celebration of this important festival in a grand manner necessitates inclusion of rangoli / muggu also.
Diwali dots rangoli | Diwali dots kolam | step by step through pictures
A simple Diwali rangoli with dots / Deepavali kolam with dots
Diwali rangoli designs with dots step by step through images- square rangoli designs
Deepavali kolam designs with dots | Simple Diwali kolam | Diwali rangoli kolam
Latest rangoli for Diwali rangoli designs ( updated in 2016 )
Diya rangoli designs for Diwali - Deepam kolam for Deepavalitwo simple colourful rangoli designs to welcome Diwali .
Simple Diwali rangoli design free hand - deepavali deepam or lamp kolam theme
The second image above is also a diya rangoli. First the central floral design is drawn and then decorated with various designs as shown in the image. Finally it is filled with bright colours yellow, pink, red to get this beautiful rangoli. Again the lamps are shown along the periphery (pink colour) as in the previous one to get the diya rangoli.
This colourful kolam can be drawn to show off (!) for Sankranti kolam designs also. Sankranti or Pongal is the most important festival after 30 days of kolam drawing for Margazhi and naturally we would like to draw beautiful and colourful designs. Of course there is New Year kolam during Margazhi kolam season.
I think there is a relation or connection between rangolis and mandala (intricate designs that have religious and spiritual significance). The designs above due the circular nature of the patterns and the symmetry probably are similar to some simple mandalas. Yes?
The two kolam designs above may also be suitable for drawing colourful kolam for Karthigai Deepam
Deepavali kolam ideas - some special designs with lamps as theme
The rangoli above, diya rangoli for Diwali 2012. A free hand rangoli true to the name Rangoli-sans-dots. The star design is drawn at the centre with a single line. Then one additional line is drawn parallel to the lines in the star to get the image of the star above with two lines. There are six edges to the star. On the top of each edge a beautiful and colourful diya is drawn as shown. The diya is filled with bright colours like red and green as bright colours are associated with Diwali rangolis. The wick of the lamp is also filled with red colour. I use orange, yellow or red colours for the wicks. The gaps between the lamps is filled with floral motifs with three petals each. Small white lines around the wick improve the image of the diya rangoli. If required the remaining gaps in the black background can be filled with a rangoli ( powder ) of our choice, if we have time to spare.
The steps through images
The idea is to draw diya rangoli but to draw something different so that diyas are an integral part of the rangoli and are not separate from the rangoli. I think I have achieved some degree of success in the rangoli above. The design at the centre is expanded with simple geometric patterns and the gaps between are evolved into diyas. So we get eight diyas in our rangoli. White rangoli powder is used to draw some simple designs to identify the diyas. Further red and yellow colours are used for the wicks of the diyas to complete the design. The remaining area are filled with pink and blue colours. I have used two shades of pink, dark and light to enhance the effect. The central design is converted into a floral design. So here it is, a diya rangoli for Diwali. The second rangoli is simpler than the one above. The central floral design has some simple motifs, six numbers. The gaps are also filled with similar motifs. On the periphery six diyas are drawn. The entire rangoli is first completed with white rangoli powder. Then green and pink colours are used for the central floral design. The motifs or branches are filled with blue, light green and red motifs. As usual the wicks of the lamps are filled with red colour rangoli powder. A simple diya rangoli for Deepavali.
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Kolam with deepam pattern for Deepavali / Karthigai
Diya patterns in rangoli can also be drawn for Karthika Pournima rangoli
Deepam kolam free hand
Free hand lamps kolam for Karthigai Deepam and Diwali festivals
Freehand or rangoli with dots, swastik and deepam form an important role in an Indian rangoli.
Draw a swastik at the centre, in fact there are two such patterns overlapping, an develop the pattern to get the central orange design. Now draw deepam or lamps on each edge of the geometric pattern obtained from evolving the rangoli. Fill the the centre with various hues of orange and to get the finish shown in the image, filling of rangoli powder is to be done with some patience. The deepam designs are decorated with small red lines and yellow dots to stress the importance of the deepam. It is also because flames are yellow, red or blue in colours.
Some simple diya rangoli as theme for Diwali
This is a freehand rangoli for Diwali (Deepavali in South India, particularly Tamil Nadu) season. I am back to my inclination to use birds in my free hand rangoli. To reflect the mood of the current festival season, I have added a couple of diyas also. Obviously, this basic idea is to be decorated to complete the rangoli hence the flowers around the basic design. After a long time I have used 'used rangoli powder' to fill the vacant spaces in the design. For the benefit of viewers, used rangoli powder has been utilised (Oh no! I have ..... the word "used" too many times in two sentences) in some rangoli designs in Rangoli-sans-dots.
Theme Deepam kolam design for Deepavali or Karthigai steps through photos
The lamps are again decorated with simple rangoli border. The central floral petals, the floral design around it and the lamps are filled with colours as shown. The remaining gaps can also be filled (where the black background is visible) if time permits. However the rangoli is beautiful (!) as it is . In the circle at the centre a swastik design is drawn and white rangoli powder is used to decorate the edges of the flowers, the lamps and between the pink and green petals. It took me quite some time to finish it. This is a free hand kolam for the Karthigai Deepam festival that will be celebrated next week. An important festival in Tamil Nadu. Like Deepavali, there is a practice of bursting crackers and lighting of deepams (oil lamps) for this festival also.
Two kolam designs with double lines with a few colours added to them - I drew for Bharani deepam and Karthigai Deepam festival of 2014. The lamps lit are both the traditional earthen lamps and the modern battery operated lamps ( a fusion of the old and the new customs ). We use sesame (gingelly ) oil to light the lamps.
Deepam kolam for Deepavali
The next in this theme is a single deepam kolam drawn free hand. Draw the basic outline of the lamp. I have used yellow and orange colours for the deepam - red can also be used. Decorate the lamp with as many designs as you can. The outside has a pink pattern with white dots. The deepam again has yellow and orange dots.
Diwali is also called the festival and lights and said to dispel darkness. It is also a festival when among other celebrations greetings are also shared among friends and relatives. Few years back greetings for Diwali were sent by post and every family used to receive at least a dozen Diwali greeting cards by posts. But now Diwali greetings are through SMS on the mobile phone or through e-cards. Some possible simple Diwali greetings ideas coined (by my daughter) using adjectives of light are -
Diwali greeting ideasLet the festival of lights make your life brighter (or bright )
Wish you a luminous life like the Diwali lights