From rectangle to a circle she takes endless shapes, From peacock to a lotus she wears boundless designs, She is an imagination of every artistic woman. Kolam, Muggu, Mandana, Aplana are some of her distinct identities. Rice grains, flour, sand chalk and OHP sheets all engross to make her come alive! She is as vibrant as her name… She is Rangoli. Come lets travel into Rangoli ki hassen Duniya Rangoli is an ancient symbol of Indian art that have been passed down through the ages. The Hindi word Rangoli is derived from two words rang which means colour and aavali which means rows. Thus Rangoli is the row of colours. Rangoli is the charm of every doorway in India. With the rising of sun, woman across India take a bath early in the morning and begin their day by drawing auspicious Rangoli. Generally, the patterns of rangoli take their inspiration from nature. The designs of birds, flowers, stars in rangoli depict the divine connection between man and the nature. When these designs get sprinkled with attractive colours, they endow one with tranquility, joy and good luck. Rangoli is more than just an art. It is a science of creating energy pool. While creating Rangoli, women often sing sacred mantras to guard themselves from evil forces. Our fingers are the energy dissipating centers that transmit energy in every design we make. These energies further are capable of changing our thought, feelings and emotions followed with a good mood. Rangoli help us to stay connected with our being and gain an undisrupted attention. No wonder why Rangoli plays a crucial role in marriages, deity festivals and religious celebrations. During Diwali, Rangoli is created in the entrance of the house, not only to welcome guest but also the goddess Lakshmi. On Onam, women celebrate 10 days festival by making large sized Rangoli out of vivid flowers. Even today for ladies of south India, Kolam holds one of the most important rituals of their lives. From city buildings to large size bungalows, Rangoli takes endless shapes. Rangoli is just like a painting that requires special talent and skills. Today, Rangoli is imbibed as a profession by millions of men and women throughout the country. On September 2010, a Mulund resident won a Guisiness World Record for making Sabudana Rangoli continuously for a period of 50 years. On May, 2012, a group of ladies tied tied their saree paloos and started to make the ‘Largest waste material Rangoli’, using all the things that we think are useless in our day-to-day life. And it just took 8 hours for them to complete. Thus, we can see there is great opportunity to augment creativity and spread positivity in and around with such artistic rangolis in our house.