Sankranthi peacock muggulu step by step pics

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This is a free hand rangoli.  Once we are able to draw the peacock design, free hand rest is kid's play.
First draw the paisley pattern.  Then draw the head , neck and then the body and tail of the peacock.  If we do not get it right the first time , not to worry , we can try a few times till we get it right.  

Decorate inside the paisley with pattern made with different colours.  This pictures above should give visual information if we have doubts .  Then fill the peacock with different shades of blue.  Here our imagination can decide what we want.  I have filled the top half with one shade of blue and the bottom half with another shade of blue.  We should fill carefully so that the colours do not spill.  However if by mistake some colours are spilled on the white rangoli we need not be concerned because invariably for this reason , the white pattern is drawn again after completing the rangoli.

Inside using a cotton bud ( this is possible if you are drawing on a concrete floor ) draw patterns according to your imagination and then fill it with rangoli colours.  Again filling colours in the groove should be done carefully because the margin for error is very less.  If we do it in a relaxed manner without thinking too much about it we can achieve it.  Try for Sankranthi 2018 .  Peacock muggulu are also popular during Diwali


South Indian rangoli designs for Diwali


First an 8 by 8 dot rangoli design


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This is actually inspired by Maharastrian rangoli designs with dots that are usually drawn with a square grid - 8 by 8 dots in this case.  The patterns are also created with straight lines instead of the combination of straight and curved lines we usually find in kolam.  However square grids are also common in kolam and so are designs with only straight lines.

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Next is a 8 by 1 dot pattern sangu kolam 

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The rangoli above is with 8 to 1 dot pattern .  Though it is common to see such shankh designs the patte the shankh are somerns drawn for creating what different from what I usually draw.

The rangoli  below is big - 17 to 1 dot design , however the patterns are very easy to be drawn with some deepam designs.  The rest of the designs are created with lines connecting the dots.  A big but simple and easy rangoli for Vasant Panchami.  The central patterns are influenced by Maharastrian rangoli with dots.

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This is a 11 to 6 dot kolam I created for Vasant Panchami .  First I started with shankh patterns using 7 by 4 dots .  Since this is very common , I added one more layer of shankh designs and the gaps I filled with lamp patterns.  This can be considered to be part of the traditional kolam variety.

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The following images show the step by step procedure for drawing the above design.  This was created by me .  The first set of shankh designs is drawn with 7 by 4 and it is quite common.  Since we need bigger rangolis , occasionally ( I think it depends upon the individual - we can have big or small and compact designs  for festival decoration ) for festivals ,  I added one more layer of shankh designs and for this a 11  to 6 dot pattern is required.  Finally the gaps are  filled with diya patterns.  These designs are usually considered auspicious and associated with festivals.  
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Basant Panchami rangoli Vasant Panchami


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This gallery of designs with steps through the images is created by tools available in our homes.
The first rangoli above , we start with a circle that can be drawn using any plate available in our homes.  Using this as the base the patterns are created with rangoli colours and cotton bud.

The next rangoli uses cookie cutters and CD.  Place the CD as shown in the image then place cookie cutters of different decreasing diameter as shown and fill with different colours.

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Cookie cutters are placed in four directions and then in the gaps
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Using dots and cotton buds create patterns

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Using a rangoli stencil is one of the easiest ways of creating a rangoli.
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Using a rangoli filler spread the colour evenly.

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Remove the stencil.  Actually I have used two colours , blue for the periphery and orange for the central designs.
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Next is using dots and cotton buds form patterns to extend the design
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Diyas are placed for decoration to make the ambiance more beautiful.
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Strainers used in the kitchen can also be used for creating symmetrical patterns.
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After filling the gaps with different colours remove the strainer gently so that the rangoli does not get smudged.
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Using a cotton bud form floral patterns
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Decorate further as shown in the images above to get this simple and beautiful design
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Star rangoli designs for Friday simple


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Star rangoli designs are quite popular in this art and also for Friday .  It is our tradition to draw a padi kolam for Fridays.  So I have started with a basic padi kolam square pattern ( some draw it with curved lines ) .  For the square I have used 4 lines and for the stars I have used two lines.  Then decorated the star with straight line borders - again two of them to make a total of 4 lines for the stars also.  Traditionally we use 2,4 or 5 lines ( In our family we use five lines also though some prefer even number of lines ).  Coming to the rangoli ,  The gaps are filled with birds patterns.  The centre of the padi kolam I usually fill with diagonal lines and dots .  For this design I have again used a star pattern at the centre.  Decorate inside or outside with kaavi border.

The next kolam uses stars , lotus and birds , the lotus flower associated with Goddess Laxmi and Friday.  So we can have this as one of our Navratri kolam or Varalakshmi Pooja rangoli designs.

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