Latest Creative Rangoli Design Ideas To Try This Festive Season

Innovative Designs For Rangoli Not To Miss This Diwali. Explore 50+ Varieties Of Latest Rangoli Images And Rangoli Ideas From All Over India.

Sep 03, 2015

Rangoli is a traditional folk art, adorned on floors during Festive seasons like Diwali, Dussehra, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Onam, Pongal and it is considered sacred. Meant to welcome deity and repel evil forces which ushers happiness and prosperity. Rangoli is also called by different names in different regions of India like kolam in Tamil Nadu, Alpana in Bengal and Maharashtra, Pookalam in Kerala, Mandana in Rajasthan, Aripan in Bihar, Saathiya in Gujarat but fondly as Rangoli throughout India. Designing is based from geometrical shapes to diyas, ganesha and bird’s patterns with rice flour, slurry, powder colours and flower petals in combination to portray exclusive designs. Over the years the styling of the rangoli art has transformed manifold from traditional back wrenching motifs to readily available stickers while the essence of the euphoria still remains in handcrafted designs.

Witness Indian unity in diversity in the designs of rangoli and have an edge above others. Take a meticulous, creative and artistic journey of this dazzling tradition based on various rangoli themes, images, ingredients and patterns required to achieve particular type of rangoli.

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Vegetable rangoli, a Great idea for restaurants

No time to run to the market for colours or flowers? How about some food for thought! Try this cool idea of edible rangoli from kitchen resources. Create a mash-up from the vegetable grocery with bright red tomatoes and green capsicum. After the festival is over, whip up delectable bites using same veggies. Create as per your whims and fancies and Voila! 

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Petal Delight Rangoli

Have kids at home, this easy two flower recipe to engage kids along with sharpening their intellect by forming various designs patterns while you wind away with your other works. It is a best engrossing technique for one and all. 

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Leaf Rangoli Figure

Who said you can't be kid again? Another ready to go time pass activity showcasing your multitask skills, busy on phone still free to scribble. Show your talent using leaves and earn up for a showpiece. To keep leaves on place outdoors, get cut to size transparent cellophane paper. Use some glue beneath leaves and stick them on cellophane paper. Now Pin up cellophane paper using long pins or thin stiff sticks inserted on ground beneath grass or on wet set mud.


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Best no cook Playdough Rangoli

Let your creativity take flight of fancy with this highly creative hand molded designs with colourful kid's clay and dough makers. Just roll into moulds and play with your whims. Shape them rounds, in form of leaf or just a snail trail. You can also involve kids for a helping hand because this art is non spoilable and much enjoyable when done with a group. This no cooked play dough is more friendly, expandable, quicker and much easier.

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Fusion Rangoli using glowing clay

Want to stand apart and then play differently. All you need is stable hands and patience to mould clay dough, no mess and spill. Add diyas around, and let it glow in dark. Enjoy your 'hat ke' design this year also will be fun with kids


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Rangoli Design Using grains and food items from kitchen

To decorate and elevate the look use cereals, pulses and grains. Draw tentative pattern using chalk and fill the gaps. It is easy on your precious time too and is organic. Glue it on some base, varnish it on top and you are ready to use it every year on dinning table or on walls.


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Simple Creative Rangoli Style using all time flowers from your garden

Have a backyard full of blooms? Pluck the flower and arrange in a manner to form floor appeals and scatter the petals around for fullness. These simple ideas would not only save your time but attract more focus along with pleasant smell. What are you waiting for? Go, Grab and Gorg.


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Portrait Rangoli

 Build life size portaits to pay tribute during festivals to god or any family members.

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Minimalistic appeal Rangoli

Suck-at-art, No longer! These linear skeletons rib cage design appeals the mass and catch quick glimpse. Modern make-up rangoli imprints connect with youth and give a minimalistic appeal. They just can't be missed.


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Social Message via Rangoli

Try propagating your own ideas through rangoli. Colours catch attention, this not only would pass out to the mass, will as well aware at same time. What posters does on wall, the same can be used on floors with powder colours and public awarness drives.


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Innovative Rangoli with Kitchen Stuff

Creating Rangoli using things from kitchen and home can be an innovative design for this festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi, Dushera or Diwali. 

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Carpet Rangoli

As the name says 'Carpet', this rangoli just looks like carpet. It is a big to huge spread of colours on floor with minute details and precise designs found on carpets. Usually this type of rangoli can be seen in temples.

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Long Rangoli Arrangement great for big passages and entryways

Joys of colours add ambience to floor motifs. Diwali is festivals of lights and Holi is festival of colours but both denote joys in their own way, through light comes colours. Choose your colour palette and sync complementary colours to your design and lighten up with lamps and diyas. These longitudinal designs are great space fillers.


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Border rangoli Along skirting or stairs

Give a warm welcome with decorated impeccable borders along the walls, corners, pooja room or main entrance generally during Dussehra, Diwali and Holi. This makes your residence pretty, filling up the negative corners and trespass the aisle with an embellished repetitive designs.   


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Corner Rangoli

Don't want to leave empty any corner without decoration, then rangoli is the best way to decorate any corner space.
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Rangoli on wood or ply

Wooden rangoli are portable, durable with intricate patterns and symmetrical designs, they come with diya stand, cut work pattern and in variety of shapes with pearls, stones, bead work. They reflect elegance; can be placed daily on floors. These ready to place rangoli are convenient for lazy and busy people.

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Long-Lasting Beads Rangoli over acrylic

Kundan beads add richness to rangoli and sparkle with light. Colourful rhinestones appeals Diwali glam which needs such decoration that seem awe-inspiring. Jeweled ornamentation looks apt on floor, tables and as wall hangings, such multipurpose rangoli is easily available in markets nowadays and it is best to use for years.

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Quilled Rangoli

Diwali wreath made with Paper Quilling is an art. Densely rolled coiled are often accented by crimped paper. These styles drive inspiration from architecture images, old jewellery, flowers mainly. Place them around tea candles or as an ornament and dish out basic rangoli in place of these. Try different styles at home with just thin strips of thick chart paper and start rolling.

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Use cooked clay to decorate rangoli

Clay cast in abundance styles in shape of trumpets to flower basket with diya moulds are unique yet delicate with kids around, this brittle artwork can be used along skirting to direct a pathway or place in around the house. Cooked clay will be better than non cooked as it can used again next time.

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Use decorative thalis as rangoli

Traditionally found in Gujarat, these thaalis can be decorated for puja, used on Navratri, Raksha Bandhan as aarti thaals and can also be used as rangolis. It's easy to make at home, take huge thali and start decorating it with different gota patti stripes, use mirror chips to add sparkling effect or put thick background colour powder and draw over it. These rangolis can be put anywhere from entrances to table tops.

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Warm Rangoli Accents with Marigolds

Orange and yellow are analogous colours from the Sunset palette, where bright orange and warm yellow colour vivify the corner as warm and enveloping on floor decoration. Add to the aesthetic appeal of your house with easy and clutter free style. Such rangolis can be used in abroad countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia where a large indian population reside to show our culture and cherish its traditions.


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Rangoli Stencils & Sieves

Predefined stencils without having to labor for hours, flash around colour on the sieves and adorn with bronze lamps and diyas. Available in many geometric steel stencils to wire mesh sieves for finer grain designs. These are splendid designs which are not back breaking and is the demand of our times. 


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Floating Rangoli Depictions

This great idea increases the shelf life of flowers. Floating rangoli consists of floating flowers, diyas, shimmers and foam lotus & birds accessories for center tables, dining table and bedside table etc. Spread sawdust over water in a blow for smooth float, for makeover try urlis or earthenware vases for much grand charm.


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Transparent Rangoli can be done over Colorful Water

These transparent rangolis can be used in puja rooms or to adorn over different colour schemes matching your decor. Place them above colour filled water vessels or tables. You can make your own using glass plates or OHP sheets. Decorate them with stones, sparkles, tapes, beads and be ready to spring them like Frisbee in air, at your own cost!

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Monochrome Rangoli

White rangoli against a contrasting floor tile looks wonderful. Just imagine simplicity, a basic framework along a versatile colour, blends beautifully. Apply artistic mind and anything from easy on pocket to quick resources and objects of bric a brac can be used upon.

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Twist & Turn Rangoli for good sketchers

Involve kids and align them to the traditions by early teachings of our culture. Ask for their help and let the little bulbs nurture with their cartoons, alphabets, numerals, or flower designs. Teenagers might even try their hands on curvillinear forms. This is the fastest design to achieve for person good in sketching.


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A different style rangoli created with Fingers and Sticks

Indulge in new artistic ways to gather attention. Certain role-plays are highly appreciated when a different style in rangoli making is introduced; it's similar to handmade rangoli but requires finger's thrust. Here are key steps to draw this Pink flower Rangoli:

  • Drop a huge dot of rangoli powder on the surface.
  • Using index finger or long stick pull out the colour or make circular movement to form a flower.
  • Make unique leaf, flower or zigzag designs using your nimble-fingered skills.

Who knows surrounded by these unique, optimum quality designs might just encourage you to splurge into one. Check out this link for more easy rangoli design ideas.

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Rangoli Stick-On

Festive season is near, ditch the shredded flower petals and chalky colour powder rangolis to '2 minutes' printed stickers. Peel off and stick around. The best advantage of this kind of rangoli style is people can step on them without worrying of spill.


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Hand made Poster Colour Rangoli

Not a traditional form of rangoli, but lasts relatively longer. This is the only rangoli made with brush and watercolors directly on floor or can be sticked. Rangolis have been modified over the period in different forms. Place diyas, save electricity and protect air pollution. 


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Shiny Rangoli Designs

Sparkly colours add shine and glitz bling effect to the ongoing festive spirits. Create a set-up thats filled with glitter powders. Make it bright, colourful and jazzy for the floor art to dazzle at night.

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Illuminated Rangoli Glory

Oil diyas, Tea lights and candles arranged during diwali and other festivals in around nook and corners of home, school and offices, just anywhere with a traditional notion to be incorporated with colourful rangoli makes for a night treat. They lift the look and add lovely aura after twilight.


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Beautiful Rangoli Scheme with repetitive pattern

Creativity has no limits, just let your intelligence have fun. Don't worry of the outcome you can never go wrong with rangoli ingredients. Take your imagination on a ride and an inspiration in mind to achieve the results.


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Ethnic Rangoli for Diwali

Welcome to Cultural Indian rangoli design tour, decorate your home, courtyard, office and school to bring in festival warmth and good luck with row of colours. Being equated to godliness, this art is celebrated almost throughout the year on different occasions such as Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Ganesh Chaturthi, Sakranti, Pongal, Onam, etc. with great cheer and enthusiasm around India by depicting various genres of creative Rangoli styles.


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Tamil special kolam

Dates to Tamil Nadu, Kolam is another name to rangoli designs which are quite complex and demand excessive detailing. The idea is to invite Goddess Lakshmi; they are drawn on damp ground with rice flour slurry. Look great in verandahs and entrance. Simple designs with dots for beginners usually comprises of a symmetric line drawing with curved loops, drawn around a crisscross pattern of dots.


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Rangoli Designs for Ganesh Chaturthi

Imitation of lord ganesh in rangoli designs is not only observed during Ganesh Chaturthi but during Diwali days too. Depiction of the elephant-headed lord is considered idol for any new work. In picturization giving blessing with one hand and holding modak with other for prosperity to reach your goals.


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Onam Pookalam Rangoli

Kerala's specialty Onam pookalam rangoli are unique and best designs created directly on washed floors from marigold, chrysanthemums, daisies, roses, jasmine and green leaves. The design spreads as the day's progress and becomes more intense. The THUMBA flower is necessary to use in all flower kolams during Onam. This simple volumetric design can be drawn at home, school, office and college during festive times.


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Kolam (rangoli) Playing With Dots

Dot pattern rangoli are drawn with an array of dots or without it. Usually they are in 8x8 or 9x15x9 matrix meaning 9 dots in one line and one dot increasing in each line and middle one is 15 dots and then further decreasing down. Join the dots by corners forming triangle, rectangle, hexagon and make curvilinear lines to surround your design and fill colours in them. They are made during festivals like Ugadi, Diwali, Dussehra, Pongal, Holi, Sankranti, and Ganesh Chaturthi. 


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Sanskar Bharti Rangoli

Maharashtra's popular Sanskar Bharti rangoli style with special technique wherein three or five fingers are used to make the rug or carpet looking pattern on floor is also known as "Galichi Rangoli". Round shape is quite popular in Sanskar Bharti design, the palette of bright colour makes it more vibrant whereas white colour adds details and makes it look grand.

 
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Alpana Rangoli

Hailing from Bengal alpana or alpona means "to plaster". Drawn as a holy pedestal during Lakshmi puja and other auspicious occasions, common motifs are sun, ladder, goddess Lakshmi, owl, fish, betel, rice stem, lotus, plough, sindur box, etc. Alpana rangoli are made with the help of a small piece of cloth that is soaked in a paste of powdered rice and water.

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Laxmi Footprints - Welcome the deity

The objective on Diwali, the heritage-rich festival for Hindus, is to welcome goddess Laxmi; small footprints are drawn as traditional rangoli motifs coming into home on floors to welcome the deity on this auspicious day. It's a symbol of good omen and should be covered with light in form of diyas or LED stripes for illumination.

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Aipan Rangoli

Traditional forms of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Ideal prints are linearly ornamental displays, Vasudhara, Swastik, Astadal Kamal (drawn near sacred fire), Lakshmi Padchinha (footprints of goddess lakshmi) etc. are considered incomplete without vertical lines called 'vasudhara'. Drawn with a purpose and meaning in mind the various Aipan's are:

  • Traditional Aipan- Are linear art, geometrical designs, flowers and imprints, drawn for ornamental purposes. 
  • Vasudhara-Usually made around vedika, doorsteps in Geru(dark red coloured soil) and odd number vertical lines.
  • Astadal Kamal-Drawn around Havn place. Octagonal geometry with lotus and swastika in the middle.
  • Swastika-It encourages groth and march towards success.
  • Lakshmi Padchinha or Peeth-Made during Diwali time.
  • Bhuiyan-The outer side of soop comprises the face of Demon and inner side with Lakshmi-Narayan

Dhuliarghya Var Chauka, Acharya Chauka, Janeo, Bhadra and Namkarna Chauki are many different styles and occasion based Aipan. 

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Muggulu Rangoli

Spotted in Andhra Pradesh, this rangoli art is drawn with dots circled by squiggles and dots connected by lines and is especially noted for Sankranti. There's a order to each squiggles that should serpentine in and out and dodged the little islands of rice flour. The various muggulu are Chukkala (Dotted) Muggulu, Chukkalu leni Muggulu (Designs without dots), Tippudu /Melikela (Curved) Muggulu and Ratham (chariot) Muggulu.

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Sand Mandalas - Praise the Buddhist

Sand Mandalas a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or "world in harmony". Tibet Buddhist (Monks) makes such intricate details, tedious, painstaking designs of mandalas through coloured sands. They chalk out geometric measurements and sand granules are then applied through small tubes, funnels made from naturally coloured sand like crushed gypsum (white), yellow ochre, red sandstone, charcoal, and a mixture of charcoal and gypsum (blue), red and black (brown), other colouring agents include corn meal, flower pollen or powdered roots and bark.


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Aripana Rangoli

Practiced in Bihar, these rangoli designs are offerings to god for puja, vrata or better fertility and cultivation. Made with nimble fingers dipped in rice and flour mix known as "pithar" drawn at threshold of house. Images of human beings, birds, lotus, leaves, trees and fruits, Tantrik symbols like yantras, bindu (dots), Images of Gods and Goddesses and other objects like lamp, swastika, mountain, rivers, etc. are drawn.


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Jhoti or Chita Rangoli

Traditional art form of Oriya, drawn on floors and walls etched with semi liquid rice paste common designs are the lotus, intricate flower, foot marks of different deities, rice sheaves or a stack of paddy on the floor or wall during lakshmi puja of conch shell, lotus flower, peacocks, fish, elephant, the kumbh and other geometrical and floral designs are drawn with significance to establish a relationship between the mystical and the material, thus are highly symbolic and meaningful.


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Art of Flower Connect Rangoli

Floral designs are best suited for those running out of time and who aren't neat with powder colours, this can be less clumsy and adds floral allure to the environment. Unlike powder, shredded flower petals and blooms are easy on hands, soft and with fragrance. Flower rangoli are neat, quick and hassle free with a lot to experient in designs.


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Nature Inspired Rangoli

Drawings based on the elements of Nature i.e Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sky are depicted through rangoli impressions. Flowers, trees, birds, fish, dancing figures and geometrical figures are taken as inspiration and shown through triangles, circles and rectangles to help form the relevant design and are the main treat to eyes.


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Natural Colours based Rangoli

To create a natural balance, one must take care of other forms of lives by using natural and organic colours. Also, it serves to feed ants, small insects and birds. They are obtained from rice flour, wheat flour, chilly, turmeric, rawa, barks of trees, brick, leaves and indigo etc. and vermilion and kumkum is also used for 2-D appearance. Show your creativity using these colours in mystical laid art styles. Many colours are stained and tinted through natural dyes too.

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Traditional Rangoli Design

Acquire traditional motifs of yesteryears as design inheritance based on celestial symbols such as sun, moon, zodiac symbols, holy signs like om, swastik, chakra, lotus and deepak etc. as rangoli adornment inside or at entrance of houses for culturally traditional greetings. This rangoli is an apt example of two bright colour based design highlighted over a dark background.

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Boundation Free Rangoli Size

Rangoli can be of any size, proportion ranging from doormat to entire room and pattern. It depends entirely on the skills of the maker to choose the design and complexities associated with it. Such huge sized rangoli designs are most popular in south India.


Ritika Bhasin
Ritika Bhasin

Hello there, I am Ritika Bhasin, an Architecture and Kathak graduate with a keen eye for interiors. My blogs are my alternate perspective to design and its allied fields through knowledge personified and documented. As a child I was always inspired by colours, texture, home styling and decor made me happy! It’s similar to designing ... | more articles from Ritika

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