Its Diwali time and all of us are busy preparing our homes and ourselves for the festivities. And when Diwali is on everybody’s mind here, the word ‘Geometry’ can bring only one thing to mind and that is- ” A Rangoli”
A Rangoli is the colourful design drawn on the floor of the house, usually at the entrance, as a sign of welcome, not just for the guests but for the Gods and Goddesses who come visiting the people during the festivals. Each region of my country has their own methods of creating one but geometry plays an important part in them all. They are prepared, mostly by using rice flour which is white and adding vegetable dyes to create coloured rice powder which is then used to create designs on the floor. Flowers are also used to create designs.
design made by my daughter in Diwali 2010.