Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 5th Standard







This chapter is about rangoli how it is made what it means what is the use of it everything they start of my telling us the meaning of rangoli The word Rangoli or Rangaawali consists of two words, ‘rang’ meaning ‘color’ and ‘aawali’ meaning a row or vine. 

Rangoli is made by using fine powder of various colours to make different designs it is like how we change our clothes every day you can change the design of your rangoli every day as well on days of festivals you can you a special design  

The traditional form of rangoli uses designs from nature, but nowadays, there are many options from geometric designs to freehand drawings that are so beautiful.

Rangoli is made from rice grain marble dust sand or sawdust with something that can go and change according to the design of the rangoli it is a very difficult skill to master and comes with a lot of practice It is customary to prepare a special background for Rangoli with Geru or wet red ochre so that the white design stands out very well. 

Rangoli is used at the time of Diwali a lot it symbolizes that anyone coming to the house is welcome to the house.

Rangoli art is known by different names in different parts of the country. It is known as Chowkpurana in Uttar Pradesh, Mandana in Rajasthan, Muggu in Andhra Pradesh, and as Rangoli, in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra every region has a particular type or different design In Bengal, Rangoli is known
as Alpanaa whereas in Bihar and Uttaranchal it is named Aripanaa. Kolam is the name given to the art of Rangoli in southern parts of the country, mainly in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Kolam designs are made with the help of rice powder.

Rangoli in today's day and age is done almost by everyone for their festivals earlier it was only done by women but now men and women both take an active part in making it. it is a form of art in today's day and age. 


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