Friday, May 9, 2014

the story of the creation of rangoli

Rangoli pattern can be geometric , may include images of flowers ( especially popular lotus) , the world tree , birds, deities.

For patterning Indians commonly use chalk, colored rice flour or powders made from natural dyes .

Sometimes rangoli spread of colors

And in the patterns for the holiday of lights Diwali necessarily occur drawn or live lamps and candles

If rangoli is created in front of the temple, for him , only those substances that are considered "clean" rice, turmeric, Gula (a kind of resin ) . Powder take hands and rubbed between the thumb and forefinger , gently a thin layer between the lines. You can fill pattern and stained grains of rice , and then - to decorate the flower petals .

In modern India, rangoli technique created whole paintings, conducted by All India rangoli competitions . Sometimes it 's hard to imagine that such drawings are made with dry powder .

Unfortunately, usually rangoli patterns do not last long . After a couple of days the wind blows drawing or simply sweep .

What is the secret of the popularity of this technique ? The Indians say that is important for them not so much the design as a process of its creation. Rangoli is called " pattern - prayer " : creating it , man turns to God with your requests and gratitude.

legends explaining the origin of Rangoli

Rangoli . Figure - Prayer .

These women in India ornaments adorn the thresholds of their houses , temples, shops, offices . It is believed that if the house is beautifully decorated , its sure to visit Lakshmi - Goddess of happiness , but that house whose owners skimped on decorations , it will bypass.

The word Rangoli is a Sanskrit origin. Kolam - Tamil name , which is common in all of South India. In Rajasthan this art is called Madana. In Bihar it - Aripana, and Alpana - Bengali name .
There are legends explaining the origin of Rangoli . Tamil legend tells of a certain goddess who wanted to get married. She did it : she captured the imagination of the elect of God , a beautiful ornament rangoli ... Since then the girls began to draw rangoli , all dedicated to the same God that he sent them a good match .

The other legend tells how a king and all his court mourned the death of the son of the chief priest. Everyone prayed to Brahma and shed bitter tears . As a result , Brahma himself appeared among the mourners and asked the king to paint a portrait of the deceased young man on the threshold of the palace. When the drawing was ready Brahma breathed life into him , and the young man was back among the living. Since then allegedly went tradition to draw on the doorstep.

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