2022 has been an unusual year for all of us, just like its predecessor. Although we saw the lockdown that we saw earlier this year, it’s a sigh of relief right now (touch wood). And Rangoli is a great way to increase the fun.

Rangoli is an Indian art form. It is a tradition that celebrates the arrival of spring, autumn and winter with a beautiful array of colors and patterns. And in India, Rangoli-making has been one of the popular hobbies. Be it for festive occasions or just to show off their art skills on Instagram, many have unfurled their creativity on the floor in the form of Rangolis.

To keep it going, we have put together the prettiest rangoli designs on the internet. These designs are both simple and unique, and will definitely start whispers in the neighborhood.

Top 30 Easy Rangoli for 2022

Before you pick a rangoli design, you might want to decide the significance of your Rangoli. Do you want it to be a welcoming picture for the guests? Or do you want it to be a deity figure? Whatever your preferences, there’s a suitable design idea just for you.

Rangoli Designs with Colors:

1. Rangoli Designs with Colors
2. Rangoli Designs with Flowers
3. Rangoli Designs with Diyas
4. Floating Rangoli
5. Deity Rangoli
6. Peacock Rangoli
7. Kolam or Dot Rangoli
8. Border Rangoli
9. Free-Hand Rangoli
10. Glass Rangoli

1. Rangoli Designs with Colors

There are various types of colors that you can use to make a rangoli. There are chalks, there are natural colors like turmeric and vermilion, and there are special rangoli powders that you get easily near your house. Each has its own place.

If you’re using stencils, then rangoli powders are your best option. But even if you’re not, do not shy away from using them. Rangoli powders, especially the grainy ones, really bring out your design, and make it bold and colorful.

unique rangoli designs

On the other hand, if you’re making an intricate design, then chalks will go a long way. You can get chalks for good deals on Amazon during the Pongal Sale.

chalk rangoli

Some people also grind natural ingredients to make colors. You can use turmeric for yellow, vermilion (sindoor) for maroon, herbs and leaves for green, cinnamon for brown, rice for white, and marigold for orange. For a step-by-step guide on how to make them, refer to this article from FirstCry.

natural rangoli

2. Rangoli Designs with Flowers

While the concept of flower rangolis seems fairly new, it actually stems from an age-old tradition in Kerala. During the festival of Onam, people come together and make ‘Pookalam’. The word comes from combining two words- ‘poov’ meaning flower; and ‘kalam’ meaning art. People carefully arrange flowers on the ground, making it a rangoli that not only pleases the eye, but also the nose.

easy rangoli designs

flower rangoli

flower rangoli

Floral Rangoli

Flower and plant designs have been an integral part of Indian culture for centuries. From the jewellery designs on necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and earrings to the flowers worn in hair and garments, we have a rich history of incorporating these shapes into our lives. The floral rangoli is a bit easy as you need different color flowers and petals to decorate in the desired patterns. You can also add fragrance candles to spread the warmness during the auspicious festive season.

3. Rangoli Designs with Diyas

Who doesn’t like the grandeur of a festival? Add diyas to your rangoli and let the flame shine bright. Pick these easy to make latest rangoli designs with diyas and tea-lights. You can also organize a diya painting competition or a diya decoration competition for the kids and other family members and add some fun to the activity. A little game can help you make memories for a lifetime.

simple rangoli designs

simple rangoli designs

Pongal special rangoli

diya rangoli design

rangoli design for Pongal

4. Floating Rangoli

Getting nightmares already? Here’s a quick fix for you! How about making a floating rangoli this festival season? Floating rangoli is a mix of flowers, floating candles, and other decorative items. You can make patterns with flowers and candles and let them float. Floating rangoli can be sustained for multiple days. It’s really easy to make and can add charm to any part of your home. Whether it’s your verandah or the drawing-room, or any other place for that matter, a simple floating rangoli can work wonders. Here are some of the best floating rangoli ideas that you can check and replicate.

easy rangoli for Pongal

easy rangoli designs

easy rangoli designs

easy rangoli designs

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5. Deity Rangoli

A deity rangoli is one of the most preferred kinds of rangolis. People love to design their rangolis keeping their ishtadev (favorite God) in mind. Some regularly appearing deities include Lord Ganesha, and Goddess Lakshmi.

Ganesh rangoli designs

Deity rangoli

6. Peacock Rangoli

This season is all about Peacock Rangolis. Traditionally, peacock rangolis use a burst of cool-toned colors like blue, green, and purple. But you can also go against the norm and use yellows and oranges to give it a new twist.

peacock rangoli

peacock rangoli

7. Kolam or Dot Rangoli

Dot Rangoli or Kolam has special significance in the southern parts of India. Also known as Muggulu, these rangolis are drawn during the festival of Sankranthi or Pongal. The dots are meant to instill a sense of harmony and connectivity. It is a tradition to draw a new Kolam on each of the 7 days of Pongal.

kolam

kolam

kolam

8. Border Rangoli

Got your rangoli figured, but not sure about room borders? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the prettiest and easiest rangolis to draw on borders.

Border Rangoli

Border Rangoli

Border Rangoli

9. Free-Hand Rangoli

Free-hand rangoli is not just satisfying to watch, but also super satisfying to make. Here are some ideas that you can use while trying free-hand on your rangoli.

Free Hand Rangoli

Free Hand Rangoli

  1. Glass/ Acrylic Rangoli

You can simply buy ready made glass/ acrylic sheets, painted or decorated, and arrange them in your desired design to make the Rangoli. This type takes less time, is mess free and can be taken off very easily. However you must take precautions to not step on it. It might not be a favorable Rangoli for you if you have kids in your house.

Acrylic Rangoli

Where to buy Rangoli Colors?

If you’re looking for rangoli colors, Amazon is a great option. Starting from 12-color packs for Rs.269, you can get one color for as less as Rs.25. If you listen to me, that’s a pretty good deal. Additionally, you can also shop for Rangoli colors in tubes & other goodies during Pongal sales to grab the awesomest deals. These will make the whole process a lot less messy and a lot more fun.

With these pictures in place, what are you waiting for? Put on your drawing hats and start thinking about your ideal rangoli, the one that will bag you the most Insta likes. Whether it’s your college corridor or the entrance of your house, or maybe a temple. Draw these beautiful designs of rangoli for Pongal and impress people with your skills. Send us your rangoli selfies on Instagram and we’d love to repost them! Happy Pongal, in advance!

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