Diwali, one of the most widely celebrated festivals, is known the world over as a festival of lights. With loads of firecrackers and lights the day is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm by people of all age groups. However, one cannot refute the role of colors in this festival. People buy new clothes and gifts and decorate their houses with multitude of colors.

Since rangoli and colors are interwoven, elaborate rangolis are designed on this day in the entrance of every house to ask for the blessings of goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Understandably, making of a rangoli is not everyone’s forte as it calls for a certain amount of skill and ingenuity. Given time and practice, you too can make a grand statement by drawing a beautiful rangoli at your door step.

With loads of intricate designs to choose from, picking up the right one can be a daunting task. To make this selection easy, here is a compilation of some striking dowali rangoli designs. Since diyas are an integral part of Diwali many of these designs feature diyas in them:

Rangoli Designs For Diwali:

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1. This is a beautiful rangoli to be crafted at the threshold of a door step. The vibrant colors which instantly brighten up the house are sure to elicit appraisal from your guests. It is a semi-circular pattern with vibrant hues of blue, red, yellow and white giving it an alluring look.

 2. This design features a white background with a symmetrical pattern layered on top. The floor on which the rangoli is to be drawn can suffice as a backdrop, but the use of white color as the base is sure to make the design pop out. It looks vibrant due to the combination of colors like green, blue and yellow. The two dimensional portrayal of diyas on the floor along with greetings for a ‘Happy Diwali’ makes it an apt pattern for this festival.

3. This is a floral rangoli using the petals of flowers which are very commonly available. The making of this particular rangoli does not call for a vast skill-set. Once the outline is drawn, it can be filled with petals by younger ones in the house too. Therefore, the entire household can participate in crafting this beautiful rangoli. In this design, petals of marigold have been used. You can replace them with any other flower of your liking. Make sure that the different colored petals are all more or less of the same size.

4. This is a design of an eight pointed star formed by a variety of geometric patterns. This design can incorporate the mixed use of colored chalk, rice powder and floral petals to get the desired effect. The purple, pink, yellow and white colors are accentuated by the stark black outline of every layer.

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5. Speaking of easy rangoli designs for diwali, a small rangoli does not imply that it cannot look as elegant or welcoming as a relatively bigger one. This design is perfect if you are short of time or do not possess a lot of expertise in the art making rangolis. It comprises of six circles outlined with white powder, the interiors of which are filled with colors of a different kind. The central circle is made to resemble an assortment of smaller flowers. A diya can be placed in the center of each circle and the play of light and shadow is sure to have a mesmerizing effect.

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6. This is definitely the best of rangoli designs for diwali if you want to highlight a traditional lamp or an ornate diya stand that you might have at home. It is a circular pattern which radiates from the centre where the lamp is to be placed. The use of multiple shades of the same color in this rangoli gives it an added dimension. Diyas may be used in the periphery to enhance the look.

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7. Rangolis incorporating floral petals are great for beginners, since they are more forgiving to mistakes. It looks beautiful irrespective of the occasion. This particular design, though a little labor intensive, when finished is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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8. A diya being symbolic of Diwali is an inseparable part of its celebrations. This rangoli features a diya drawn in the center from which the rest of the design radiates. Although, this rangoli is primarily done using a single color, white, the application of various hues like green, purple, blue and pink alternately, highlights the pattern.

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  • Hamsini

    Beautiful Designs!! i’ll save this pics and try this design :) thanks for share :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks Hamsini :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/seerin.sayd.1 Seerin

    Awesome designs wish i could do them

    • Shabby

      These are easier than they look , give it a try .:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/anupama.krishnan.9216 Anupama

    Nice collection shabby they are simply superb thanks for sharing

    • Shabby

      Thanks Anupama :)

  • Sandana

    Lovely wish i could make such wonderful designs some day

    • Shabby

      Do try them as they are much easier than they look :)

  • preethicute

    Good share shabby i like them all thanks for the share

    • Shabby

      Welcome Preethi



  • twinkle mittl

    gudddddddddddd……… i toh jst lik it.

    • Shabby

      Thanks Twinkle. . :)

  • nisha


    • Shabby

      Thanks dear Nisha :)

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  • http://www.outsourcingtypingservices.com/ Snehal Joshi

    Awesome. Happy Lightening Diwali.

  • Falguni

    The patterns are so vibrant and the colors are just brilliant. I like the floral designs, very appealing to the eye. Nice simple and elegant designs. Keep the good work!