This week, Hindus world over celebrate Diwali.

Diwali or the festival of lights, is celebrated to signify the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

People light lamps and fireworks, and decorate their homes with colourful patterns called Rangoli, made using coloured rice flour, sand or rose petals.

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The peacock, which is the national bird of India, symbolises grace, joy, beauty and love, and is considered to be auspicious in Hinduism.


In response to Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bird.
My friend’s daughter is creating this beautiful Rangoli in their home and I decided to use it to share a bit of our culture.

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7 thoughts on “Rangoli

  1. Lovely artwork.

    I responded in the comments to Frank that I might not be able to participate in this week’s challenge because … work+Diwali = no time. But … here you are proving that it can be done. I just have to convince one’s of my artistic family members to draw me a Rangoli Peacock.

    Shubh Dhanteras.

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