Karthika pournami special rangoli with colours muruja jhoti
Karthika pournami deepam special rangoliRangoli is an art, origin in India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali orTihar (collectively known as Deepawali),Onam, Pongal and other Indian, Bangladeshi and Nepalese festivals related to Hinduism. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive.
The various names for this art form and similar practices include Rangoli(ರಂಗೋಲಿ/ರಂಗೋಲೆ) in Karnataka, Kolam(கோலம்) in TamilNadu, Mandana(माँडना) in Rajasthan, Chowkpurana(छोवकपुराणा) in Chhattisgarh,Alpana(আল্পনা) in West Bengal, Muruja(मूर्जा) or Jhoti (झोटी) or Chita (चिता) in Odisha, Aripana(आरिपना) in Bihar, Chowkpujan(छोवकपूजन) in Uttar Pradesh, Muggu(ముగ్గు) in Andhra Pradesh, Golam(ഗോളം) in Kerala and Aipan(आईपान) in Uttarakhand & others.