New Delhi, Nov 3: Diwali is one of the most awaited occasions in the country and the preparations have already started. The festival of light is never complete without a rangoli. The colourful piece of art adds a festive flair.
The tradition of making rangoli designs started centuries ago and over the years the art has seen a transformation.
Earlier, rice flour was used to create rangoli designs and patterns as it also acted as a source of food for insects and birds. Today, rangoli designs are made using colored rice, dry flour, colored rice, floating diyas, colored sand, flower petals and a burst of colours.
It is called by different names in different Indian states but it is made with common intention which is to bring good luck.
So, as the festival is just around the corner, we are offering you some of the gorgeous rangoli patterns and designs to try this Diwali: