1/ 10 Hindu priests put the finishing touches to a rangoli, or mural made out of coloured powders, at a temple ahead of Diwali festival celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 20, 2014. Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated across India on October 23. Reuters Hindu women arrange oil lamps and flowers around a "Rangoli", a traditional pattern made from coloured powders Reuters Beautiful Rangoli design Reuters A schoolgirl makes "Rangoli" Reuters Beautiful rangoli made by students Reuters A member of Pakistani Hindu community squats near a "rangoli," traditional patterns made from coloured powders, during Diwali celebrations at the Shree Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi, November 3, 2013 Reuters Rangoli made on the festival of lights Reuters A member from the Pakistani Hindu community makes rangoli on Diwali Reuters Beautiful Rangoli pattern Reuters Beautiful pattern of Lord Ganesha made by oil earthen lamps on Diwali Reuters
Diwali is a festival of lights but it also brings colour to one's life. The festival is celebrated by lighting diyas and decorating one's house with lights.
The festival of joy and love automatically fills light everywhere. From online to street shops, the markets are full of Diwali offers and it is the right time to buy new things for yourself and your loved ones.
Women make beautiful rangoli as the part of the tradition and worship Goddess Lakshmi on this day.
The rangolis can be made by colored rice, dry flour, colored sand, earthen lamps or flower petals. In Diwali, houses have well decorated, mesmerizing rangoli designs basically made by colored sand.
Check out the above slideshow of few rangoli designs for this Diwali.