The festival of lights- Diwali is just a day away! This year, it will be celebrated on November 7. November 6 is celebrated as Choti Diwali. The festival symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. It is celebrated all around the world with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Diwali festival occurs on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha of the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin each year. Preparations for the festivities begin from days in advance. Rooms are cleaned, new clothes are worn and houses and offices are adorned with lights and brilliant rangolis.
Rangoli is one of the best ways used to decorate your house. It is a popular folk art and is known by different names in different parts of the country. There are special rangoli powders available in the market. Some also make rangoli designs with grounded rice powder, while others decorate the rangoli with candles and diyas. It is generally created near the doorstep or on the verandah/courtyard of the house.