Wishing you all a Very Happy Dasara!!
I had an oppurtunity to make this 5feet Rangoli (A Traditional Indian Art using colored sand) for this year's festival. The design depicts Goddess Durga...the deity who will be worshiped for the next 10days. She means energy, force, power.....she depicts victory of good over the evil and that is the celebration during Dasara.
Various states of India celebrate the festival in their own vibrant ways. We in Karnataka (A southern state in India) arrange dolls (traditionally clay dolls) of various materials, patterns, postures, attires....and much more depicting with various themes/ mythological scenes or stories. We decorate the display area with flowers, thorans and lights. The highlight of these displays is generally the creative and hand made articles......its a stage to display one's creativity......and i got an oppurtunity to exhibit my creativity through this Rangoli. Its a free hand drawn design (with white chalk) colored using fine colored sand/ marble dust. It took me about 7-8hours (spread on 2days) to complete the entire design. Its an entirely, hand drawn, hand filled rangoli (no funnels or gadgets used except for a small tea strainer to fill the base colors).
This will be on display for the next 10days at:
Vani Education Centre, Rajajinagar.
They are also hosting some lovely musical shows every (16th October- 25th October 2012)
evening between 6pm to 10pm.
And also witness a grand display of dolls based on the theme "Navadurga".
Please do stop by if you happen to be at this part of the town.
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