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Beautiful Rangoli Designs you must try this #Diwali!

Diwali is lot more than a festival of lights. It is about cleaning up, fresh painting and decorating our homes to welcome happiness and positivity, coming together of families, friends and loved ones, dressing up in our best finery, enjoying each other’s company over a wide variety of yummy delicacies and endless Diwali parties!

I’m collaborating with a group of 14 awesome bloggers this year who are giving you some beautiful tips related to food, fashion, decorating your home at a budget and so on. Thank a ton Minakshi, who blogs at Mommystimeline, for sending over the train to my station and writing a lovely post on how to please Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali. Do check it out!

The significance of Diwali is primarily attached with lighting lamps but the role colours play in the overall celebration is also very important. It is believed that on Lakshmi Pujan day Goddess Lakshmi herself comes down on earth to bless her devotees with health and prosperity. While diyas/lamps are lighted to guide and invite her to one’s place, beautiful Rangoli patterns are laid out to welcome her in the house.

As a child, Rangolis excited me more than even gorging on great food. I remember laying out dots with the help of the specially dotted Rangoli paper my Mom got for me and seeking her help in choosing the right colours and patterns. She patiently let me take hours to make the simplest designs and was always appreciative. It was thrilling when I won a Rangoli-making competition at the age of 10!

Rangolis are traditionally made with crushed limestone, coloured chalk powder, rice powder and even flowers. As with many other things, they have evolved over time with everything from emboss, fusion, shadow, water, movable coloured glass and wood design patterns, etc making way for the use of creativity in crafting unique designs and Rangoli styles.

Here are few traditional and trendy Rangoli patterns you can use this year to beautifully adorn your doorstep for Goddess Lakshmi’s welcome.

Traditional Sanskar Bharti Rangoli. You can create huge designs in no time and use endless colour combinations.




Flower Rangoli designs require patience but look absolutely gorgeous.


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Beautiful glass and wood Rangolis are available in the market. Simply arrange them at your doorstep and you are done!



Fusion Rangolis can be created by adding these patterns to traditional Rangoli designs.


Make the floor your canvas and create whatever you like. Sky is the limit!


If you are pressed for time or don’t want to experiment much, there are simple designs you can try.


Bring out those big old copper utensils from the basement or get new decorative ones and use them for this flower Rangoli. Best part, you can use it indoors too.


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  1. oh my goodness….. have you created all these Varsha….. so beautiful….

    1. Most of them, yes. Thank you, Sudhir. 🙂

  2. These are awesome.

    1. Thank you!

  3. I love using flowers for rangoli as it makes work easy and also look pretty….

    1. Flower rangolis add freshness too. I love them. 🙂

  4. Rangolis are so important and core part of the festivities. I always wonder on designs to make. These are some great designs.

    1. We had competitions for who makes the best one, even as kids. Even now. 😉

  5. Wow gorgeous pictures, Varsha. Simply fantastic and loved the way you have written too. Great post.

    1. Thank you so much, Kamal. I tried to keep the explanation concise and I’m so glad you noticed. 🙂

      1. Welcome dear and yes short and sweet but with the right message.

        1. Thanks again. You are so kind. 🙂

          1. Welcome dear.

  6. Beautiful rangoli designs, I always make Rangoli on Diwali at my home…………this time I’ll try one of these.

    1. Please do try and share pics. Making rangolis is my favourite Diwali activity.

      1. Mine too ????

  7. These rangoli designs are truly spectacular!

    1. Thank you so much, Megala. Labour of love. 🙂

  8. jhilmildsaha says:

    These designs are so beautiful. I wish I had some skills

    1. Thanks, Jhilmil. They are quite easy to make. Try with smaller ones if you like.

  9. These are simply amazing.. no words to express how beautiful they are

    1. So sweet of you to say that. Thanks a lot! 🙂

  10. Wonderful designs, loved most of them

    1. Thanks, Roopali. Glad you liked them.

  11. These are all your work ?Gorgrous designs .Unbelievably creative.

    1. Not all, but yes some of them are. I love making rangolis. Thank you so much for appreciating, Amrita. 🙂

  12. Such beautiful rangoli’s will surely opt for some like these, and love your talent! ⚡️

    1. Thanks, Prerna. Do try them out. They look lovely.

  13. These are beautiful rangoli designs! Perfect for the festive season, will try a few out

    1. Thanks, Neha. We spare atleast an hour every Diwali evening just for this. It is a lot of fun. 🙂

  14. snehalboricha says:

    Thanks for sharing some beautiful rangoli designs! ????

    1. You’re welcome, Snehal. Glad you liked them.

  15. All designs are very pretty.. Will try one soon

    1. Do try them out. Thanks a lot for your kind words.

  16. Zainab says:

    Omg how talented are you! I can’t even draw this with a pencil! Lovely … congrats you are one hell of an artist!

    1. It requires a little bit of practice and a lot of patience, but isn’t all that hard really. Thanks a ton for being so appreciative. 🙂

  17. allaboutmommying says:

    Wow these are brilliant designs. I am sure this will pep up the celebration. Looks amazing

    1. Thank you so much! Indeed, keeping a diya on the rangoli makes the celebration complete. 🙂

  18. Lovely designs for sure, I myself love asking Rangoli’s , the one with lord Shiva was amazing.

    1. Thank you so much, Jhilmil. The Shiva one I want to learn myself. 🙂

  19. Nisha Malik says:

    Every piece is just gorgeous. ???? i would try out some designs this diwali.

    1. Do try them out, Nisha. It is a very fulfilling experience. 🙂

  20. Wow! Beautiful rangoli designs. You are a creative lady. Loved all the designs.

    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Deepa. 🙂

  21. Loved all the rangoli designs! everything looks super gorgeous! <3

    1. Glad you liked them. Thanks. 🙂

  22. Papri Ganguly says:

    Every Rangooli Design is very colorful, festive and creative. Love them all.

    1. Thanks, Papri. Colourful rangoli designs at the doorstep make it all the more festive.

  23. Love the vibrant rangoli ideas they are so beautiful perf2for diwali season

    1. Glad you liked them, Bushra. Thank you! 🙂

  24. Such an artistic way to start the Diwali Preparations 🙂 Thank you for this post babe. Ive been closely associated with Rangoli tradition since childhood 🙂 seeing mom making them.

    1. Same here, Yogeeta. I used to help my Mom earlier and then she let me do it alone. She was just too good. I’m still learning. 🙂

  25. Wow some beautiful rangoli designs for Diwali . All looks very beautiful and neatly done. Every year I make rangoli with flowers leaves and with beautiful rangoli colours. Thanks for sharing these beautiful designs. Will try some from these.

    1. Try the fusion ones Minakshi. They look very good. I’m planning to experiment with them this year. 🙂

  26. Trystwithvanillagirl says:

    All the designs are so pretty. I am in mood to do floral rangoli
    this year

    1. That’s good! We change rangolis everyday for 3 days. Might make flower one too. Although I mostly like to use it indoors, with water and wax diyas. 🙂

  27. These are easy and super Beautiful.. will surely try these at home

    1. Thank you so much, Mrinal. 🙂

  28. Rangoli always excites me the color and the design are so creative..

    1. Thanks a lot. Colours do add to the beauty of it.

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  30. Wow Varsha, these look absolutely beautiful. I’m not very good at making Rangolis though and this rangoli word is getting repulsive for me lately.

    1. Haha…can understand your repulsion. Don’t let one undeserving person ruin the fun for you. 😉
      Glad you liked the designs.

  31. worldofmakeupmagique says:

    I love rangoli… these are such beautiful designs… will surely try

    1. Thanks, Deepika. Do try them out and share pics with us.

  32. gorgeous designs but they look too difficult for a beginner like me heheh

    1. Not at all, Honey. Start small and you’ll realise how easy it is. Do give it a try. 🙂

  33. I love the idea of Rangoli and am usually inept at creating a good one. Your post has me motivated to try some decoration at our door this year. The idea of an urn decoration is definitely do-able ????

    1. I’m glad I could motivate you through this post. Keep a pic handy and let the creativity inside you take over. The urn idea is the best, both for outdoors and indoors.

  34. Wishing all a nice, safe and ‘Green’ Diwali !

    1. Thank you and wish you the same! 🙂

  35. Have you created this Rangoli Desings Yes or Not ?
    All desings are glorious …

  36. Such beautiful designs, you are blessed lady!! I wish if I had only 5% of this art 😛
    I use stencils & ready made rangolis.

  37. I also like to invite Goddess Lakshmi through beautiful rangolis. I liked the idea of decorating with wood and glass designs. I will try it next Diwali.

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