Thursday, January 2, 2014

Significance of Rangoli

Rangoli –the traditional Indian art in front of the house is one of the sacred and age old secret
phenomena of Intention. The term RANGOLI is derived from 'Rang'(colour) + Avalli (coloured
creepers) or 'Rang' + 'aavalli' (row of colours).In ancient times, beautiful rangoli patterns and designs were made at the entrances of Indian homes for beautifying them and welcoming the guests. Besides a creative expression of art, they were also considered a symbol of good-luck.

People make rangoli on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, not only to welcome guests, but goddess Laxmi (the goddess of wealth and fortune) as well. Rangoli has exactly similar science behind it but for different reasons. While creating a Rangoli, ladies used to sing sacred mantras and used to believe that this will guard them from evil forces.

While creating Rangoli intention energy behind this creation is of welfare of the family. When you
create intention spot, it is capable of changing your thoughts.

Rangoli's are not only meant for mere beautification of the house but are also supposed to prevent
evil from entering the home. Here’s an explanation to support the age old belief and practice.
Both positive and negative energy dwell in the atmosphere. They seek refuge as and when they are
provoked by us. The saying ‘You reap as you sow’ aptly fits into this situation.

The reason why we say we must think positive is because we tend to invite positivity by thinking constructively and being optimistic. Negative thinking is never straight. Rangoli designs always look complicated. The negativity that is in the air gets entangled in the complexity of the rangoli design and fails to enter the house. Hence rangoli's absorb evil and prevent negativity from harming us. They also remind us to keep thinking positively, so that we can make our lives prosperous.

Traditional rangolis were made of rice powder and with time, people started using variety of colours. The reason why our predecessors used rice powder was to feed birds, insects and the other lives that thrive in the soil.

So, whenever you put rangoli, remember you are not adding to the decorations of your house but
also making your house an epicentre of positive energy. Also try using natural colours so that you donot end up harming your skin.