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Friday, March 4, 2011

Free hand design rangoli-1

Kolams are a symbol of auspiciousness.  It is Hindu belief that that the geometrical patterns & designs applied with rice flour at the entrance to a home, invites Goddess lakshmi into the household, and drives away the evil spirits.  Also, the reason for using rice flour is that we are providing food for the ants & other small insects.  In these days finely ground white stone powder is used, for this is easier to apply & also the kolams are more brighter & well finished.  Even if ground stone powder is used, one could mix rice flour in it.