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Diwali 2020: Significance Of Rangoli During This Festival

Diwali is a festival of light and is considered to be one of the most popular festivals in India. Every year the festival is observed on the Amavasya Tithi in the month of Kartik. This year the festival falls on 14 November 2020. People will be cleaning and decorating their houses. On this day, people worship Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kuber as per the rituals.

The puja is performed during the night. Out of all the rituals of Diwali, making rangoli is considered to be one of the significant ones. At times you may wonder why people make rangoli during Diwali. If you think it is done with the sole purpose of decorating one's house, then you may not be knowing the entire story.

Making rangolis on Diwali is considered to be one of the auspicious things to do. Today we are going to tell you more about this festival. Scroll down the article to read more.

1. Rangoli is also known as Alpana, Kolam or Aripoma. It is said that rangoli has great spiritual value.

2. The word 'rangoli' has been derived from two words 'Rang' meaning colours and 'Avalli' meaning a row of colours. If you are familiar with rangolis, you will agree that it is full of various designs and colours.

3. It is an ancient art which is practiced in almost all households across India.

4. Hindus consider it quite auspicious to draw rangolis in and outside their houses on various festivals.

5. It is believed to represent merry making, festivities, spiritual energy, happiness, joy and enthusiasm.

6. Special hymns and folk songs are sung while making rangoli as it is considered to be quite auspicious.

7. Though different states have different ways of making rangoli, it has some similar patterns and designs. Moreover these are usually symmetrical in shape and can be made in different ways.

8. In religious texts, the making of rangoli During Diwali is considered to be an art of representing divine energy through some shapes filled with bright and different colours.

9. During Diwali, people make rangoli to not only decorate their homes but also to welcome positivity, prosperity, and happiness. They make these to thank the Almighty for bestowing their blessings on us.

10. It is said that the different shapes, colours and themes of rangoli made During Diwali represent one's thoughts, imagination and emotions which is true to a great extent.

Story first published: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 14:10 [IST]