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Science & Importance of Rangoli

Diwali is incomplete without the pujas, the lighting, the socializing, delicacies and the Rangoli. Rangoli, the colourful handmade carpets are so much welcoming at the entrance! The colors are all bright and the surrounding diyas make it more lively. The patterns are made up of flowers or natural colors mixed in rice flour, grains, saw dust, chalk powder, colored stones, and even fabric!

The custom of making a Rangoli during auspicious day has got some scientific purpose. Scientists say that Warm colors produce centrifugal action where energy flows outward therefore warm colors make people cheerful, extrovert and active. It denotes Joy, happiness & enthusiasm. They are made to soothe the guests and sustain a jolly mood.

The patterns made in them symbolises growth and prosperity. Each of these characters speak of numerous things, having deep meanings and significations like the swastika is actually a sign of luck and fortune. Many books have been written on the significance and me…

Get a Life

  I cannot recollect the last time i did an introspection. There have been changes in my thoughts and the way i interpret... i feel a completely different person. How dumb and laid back i was! Lived a life without an aim. But there was a serious turning point in my life of which i have no track when it happened. I wish i had the vision much earlier... if it would have been in my school days, I would have been much successful than i am now!

British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli once said "You can never go higher than your thinking." So true! My thoughts are more disclosed. I am more receptive. Feel pity for myself as i lived a quater of my life in illusions.

Our mind takes 60000 thoughts each day and we only accept a 10k of those. While in this process we fill our minds with the filth that others have passed into us. Also there are inputs from unexpected people with some genius proficient ideas that we would just reject having a doubt on their capabilitites.  An open …