India has a rich and colorful tradition of designing Rangolis during festivals. New Year eve, Sankranti, Ugadi, Pongal or Diwali almost every festival is marked by somewhat distinct Rangoli designs. In South India Rangoli is known as Kolam. Every morning South Indian women create beautiful Kolams outside their houses - it brings prosperity – a belief. It is a welcome sign – sign of invitation.
Belief can be challenged but these beautiful Rangolis/Kolams are a wonderful expression of one’s creativity. The joy of creating it is simply amazing. Apart from the decoration & artistic pleasure it has some religious and spiritual value as well. Kolams are created using rice flour which is eaten away by ants and other insects – a good example of peaceful co-existence :-)
Like last year New Year Rangoli Designs – 2011 this year too I captured some of the beautiful Rangoli/Kolam designs from the streets of Hyderabad on the New Year eve.
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