The Art of Rangoli Designs: Step-by-Step Guide

Rangoli Designs

Rangoli design exhibition
Rangoli design exhibition


Almost every religion has a special festival celebration. Hindu religions are no exception of them. Rangoli is one of the special parts of their religion which is done on Diwali. Rangoli is the process of furnishing the pattern with different types of colors which make them colorful, attractive, and gorgeous. Rangoli is done to welcome the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, in the belief that it will bring good luck in their life. Although it originated in India, it is celebrated in almost all the places of the world where Hindu religious people are living. Rangoli patterns are also done during Hindu festivals, special occasions, religious celebrations, weddings, etc. Embroidery sectors use this Rangoli pattern for enriching their sectors.



Rangoli patterns can be done on the floor in the front part (doorstep) of the house or on a board that has the convenience of transferring from one place to another easily. Sometimes Diya lamps are placed next to Rangoli which also increases its beauty. In embroidery, it is drawn on the base cloth.

Designs of the Rangoli

Based on the size, the Rangoli pattern may be small or large. Sometimes competition among various Rangoli groups is occurred to determine which group has made the big-sized Rangoli. 

Most of the time Rangoli has mirror-like structures but it also includes feature like flowers, natural animals, and images which is done with the help of a single line and curved line. The symmetry of the designs presents fortune, wealth, and success. 

Process and Components of Rangoli

At first, the structure or pattern of Rangoli is drawn on the floor or board with chalk and the pattern is filled with fascinating colors.

The components which are used for Rangoli are not too expensive even indigent people are able to do this with the ingredients available to them. In the embroidery sector, they use different types of threads for sewing the pattern. Ingredients that can be used for Rangoli after dying with different types of colors are-


Types of Rangolies

  • Easy rangolis: This type of rangolis was performed by the ancestor which is easy to do. In this, some simple designs are done with simple colors.
  • Intermediate rangolis: These types of designs are larger and difficult to do because dimensional physical and mathematical expressions are used in a complex and curved way.
  • Advanced rangolis: These designs are done mainly for a special occasion which includes a specific theme for the pattern. These designs are more attractive and fascinating in look.

Colors for Rangolis:                                           

Almost all types of color (bright &dull) are used for Rangoli designs. But, bright-colored designs look more attractive and eye-soothing. Rangoli Color Set Combo is Green, Yellow, Dark Violet, Pink, Peacock Color, Sky Blue, Luminant Green, Violet, Brown, Light Green, Red, Orange, Mango Yellow, Dark Green, Dark Pink, etc. Embroidery with these colored threads also gives a colorful appearance to the Rangooli designs. Sometimes, small to large mirrors, silk tassels, cowries shells, silver spangles, glass beads, ribbons, and coins are frequently used in Rangoli embroidery work to give it a shiny aspect that attracts people's attention.


Dresses of Rangoli Designs

Rangoli design embroidery is mostly used in heavy embroidery work. The Rangoli designs are used in Lahenga, Sharee, Kamij, neck designs, veil, Punjabi, borderline, Blouse, t-shirts, etc.

 Embroidery done by Rangoli designs gives a splendid, amazing look with different types of thread. I’ve tried some of the embroidery designs with the Rangoli pattern. You can watch my videos for getting a concept about the embroidery of Rangoli designs.

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Book available for Rangoli designs can also help you: Diwali Coloring Book

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