Skip to main content

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 meaning of ancient symbols.

There is an age old custom for the women of the house, getting up early and making rangoli after having bath. These are made in the Brahma-mahurat or before dawn. It is said that Laxmi devi (the goddess of prosperity) gets attracted to these Rangolis and enters the house to stay.

These days people are too lazy to make this beautiful art. Rangolis have been replaced by stickers having colourful designs. Yaiks!

Popular posts from this blog

Being Critical and Comparative about my ride

I don't want to sound too critical.. But am just wondering if any1 out there in city of Mumbai, face the menace of this black rushing cockroach... the auto rickshaw. (Spare me if I did!)
No doubt, its the quickest was to reach in the nick of the time to your office..your home..a function.. when there is no public transport! The problem is.. there are more issues to travelling by an auto then there are advantages!
First of all, its next to impossible to get an empty auto in the city of mumbai and if you still manage to plead a driver with your innocent looks you should think thats an angel hailed from heaven on a god-forbid road.

Kshamapna: Forgiveness

The 8days Jain festival called "Paryushan" has a very thoughtful message to give. It inspires you to forgive and forget the past grievances. "Michhami Dukkadam" is what you tell everyone, not only humans but every single soul in the universe. It is a prakrit phrase meaning 'to be forgiven' or 'may all evil that has been done be forgiven'.

Why do we forgive some one?
1. Because he can be harmful
2. Because you owe him
3. Because of some religious reason like God says we must forgive and forget
4. Because that is what you call as dignity
There can be many reasons. Be it. But the calmness you feel after forgiving wholeheartedly is inexpressible. Like we bath daily... our soul should also be cleaned at-least on a yearly basis!

As humans we tend to have some or the other feel of grievances, hatred, enmity, jealousy etc towards others. Slowly & gradually this ill feelings give rise to feelings of revenge which ultimately is a destructive process &…

Strong Mental Health

How to be Mentally Strong?  Ami Morin is a therapist and has written the bestseller "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do". I haven't read the book but I have heard her tedx talk. Here is the guidance by Amy Morin and my notes on them.

 Believe in yourselfWe usually have certain beliefs about ourselves that are developed during our childhood. Like I am lazy to finish any task, I am an angry person, I am only good to people for certain amount of time etc. These are the statements usually by my key person, my guardian or my mom. I do feel offended when she says so but I accept it like a blind faith.If I try to say good things about myself and prove with incidences I can regain faith in my efforts, in myself. That will make me HAPPY.Daily Gratification is a good habit I will cultivate. It will surely make me feel special and thankful for what i have.Achieving my goals will elevate my faith in myself. Dont Compare yourselfWe find ourselves comparing with our friends…