Rangoli is an art form, prevalent in India, in which patterns are created on the floor or ground using rice flour, flowers/flower petals, colored sand etc. It is usually made during festivals or during December-January timeframe. The bigger and beautiful the artwork, the more the pride and credit to the artists.
When the whole community gets involved and performs this artwork, the roads, homes and temples light up. There is festivity in the air. Sharing some of the special ones that I have loved over the years.
I continue to be amazed by all these forms of artwork and the complexity involved with it! Sometimes it does take a village to make these.