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Sankranti is a national festival in India. It signifies the beginning of the harvest season for the farmers of India. The Tamil version is called Pongal & the Northern states call it Makar Sankranti. Here are regional variations just in case if you are interested to see.
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Rangoli is one of the most popular art forms in India. It is a form of sandpainting decoration that uses finely ground white powder and colors, and is used commonly outside homes in India.(Image credit: Craftsinindia).
Rangoli can be wall art as well as floor art.
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Kolam, the Tamil version of Rangoli.
Kolam is a decorative design drawn in a variety of sandpaintings using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their homes, especially near the threshold. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. They are generally symmetric. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to the homes. For special occasions limestone and red brick powder to contrast are also used. Modern interpretations have accommodated chalk, and the latest "technology" in kolams is actually vinyl stickers. (Image: Credit).
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Rangavalli is an Indian pattern based on mathematical grid structures, used to make a form of sandpainting.(Image credit: 4to40).
Rangoli made with petals.
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