Easy rangoli hacks for Diwali festival

Diwali rangoli hacks 





Two rangoli designs above and below showing the step by step procedure to create these simple rangoli design that can be made use of for Diwali festival decoration at home


Place the cups in a pattern, fill rangoli colours with thick lines around and gently push the paper cups and remove them.




The first rangoli makes use of now what is the ubiquitous paper cup .  When viewers on Facebook Page and YouTube requested me for easy methods to create rangoli designs since they were not comfortable with the traditional finger technique that we use in kolam.  I put myself in their shoes and thus these methods were born.  One rangoli video made using paper cups went so viral on my Facebook Page it reached nearly 15 million views !

The next design rangoli makes use of CD and bangles.  The photos below should be self explanatory. 
The arrangement of the tools and patterns drawn are our choice.





Small is beautiful , as they say ,  we can convey the message of beauty of rangoli through such small n simple designs also .  We need not get intimidated by big rangolis that are also drawn during festivals.  
The next rangoli design using just a bangle, bullets ( thick dots ) and pencil 

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Hand book of kolam and recipes

There were lots of requests from viewers on YouTube and Facebook for a book of kolams.  I conducted a poll on Facebook .  Some suggested adding recipes also. So this is my first venture into book publishing .  I wanted it to be a compact book that can be carried in a handbag for reference. 

It has a little bit of everything every Indian lady may need - 50 padi kolam ( rangoli with lines ) with one or two images for the steps ) some free hand rangoli,  two rangoli for Puja room with lots of steps, some recipes ,  Pooja songs in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada., information on how to celebrate Varalakshmi Vratham , recipes for festivals, Diwali recipes and daily recipe ideas too.

Hope it is useful.  The paper quality is used is 100 gsm according to the publisher and it is a full colour book.  The publisher ( Notion Press ) suggested this quality so that the appearance of the images is enhanced.

If would like to purchase the book ,  go to the link here 

The table of contents is given below


A sample from the book