Although, in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, making a rangoli design is an everyday routine for the women, other parts of India have also embraced this traditional art form to celebrate festivals and special events. Diwali, Holi, or New Year, rangoli designs have always been part of all major Indian festivities. Rangoli is created on the doorsteps to welcome new hopes and prosperity enter our homes.
The Year 2021 was a pretty challenging year for all of us. The Coronavirus Pandemic robbed us of all of our jobs and our financial comfort and took with it our near and dear ones. Hopefully, the things will change for the good this New Year 2022. Wish you all a Happy New Year 2022, and it’s time to say goodbye to the year 2021 and welcome the New Year 2022 with our welcoming arms and some rangoli designs.
We bring you some of the best New Year rangoli designs so that you can create your favourite rangoli design on your own. If you are a beginner, you can learn to make an easy and simple rangoli design by reading the earlier article “8 Steps to Simple Rangoli Design 2021 | Images.” Follow the simple and easy 8 steps mentioned in the article and create some beautiful and simple New Year rangoli designs on your own.
Remember, this selection of rangoli design is our personal choice. You can let your creative juices flow and decorate them with new innovative ideas.
India has always taken pride in its unity in diversity. The same can be said about the Rangoli art form in India. Whereas the concept and practice of rangoli designs throughout India remain the prosperity into our homes with these mathematically and geometrically made rangoli designs, different rangoli art forms in each state have the inherent characteristics that set them apart.
Kolam (கோலம்): Tamil Nadu
Every morning women in Tamil households create these beautiful rangoli design designs on their doorsteps using wet rice flour or chalk. Remember Kolam designs are made only with dots by joining them together with loops and lines. Here are some Kolam Rangoli Designs for New Year.
Aripana Rangoli Designs: Bihar
Made with the help of pitha and rice flour paste, these exquisite rangoli designs are made by women in Bihar. Aripana rangoli designs are made at the entrance of the house or the courtyard. In the older days, Aripana rangoli was traditionally made to bring fertility to the cultivation land. As with all rangoli designs, Bihari households make Aripana in their homes also to celebrate a special occasion or event.
Mandana Rangoli: Rajasthan
In Rajasthan, Mandana Rangoli is made by women, generally with chalk powder (chunna). These beautiful rangoli designs are created to mark special occasions, festivals, and events and welcome prosperity into homes.
This folk art of making rangoli designs on walls is created with the help of date picks, cotton, or a tuft of hair. Check out the collection of these exhilarating Mandana rangoli designs.
Muggulu (muggu): Andhra Pradesh
Muggulu is similar to Kolam of Tamil Nadu, with the only difference being that the Kolam is based on joining the dots in a specific pattern. Also called Muggupindi locally, Muggulu rangoli patterns are drawn with wet rice flour or chalk powder. Muggu art is a classic example of harmonious coexistence on earth because these rangoli designs are made explicitly for prosperity and feed birds, ants, and other small insects.
Check our exclusive photo gallery of New Year Muggulu Designs.
Jothi Rangoli Designs for New Year: Odisha
Jhothi rangoli, the traditional line art form from Odisha, is drawn on walls and floors of the house with the help of a colourful paste of rice flour. The small footmarks of Goddess Lakshmi are an integral part of Jothi rangoli designs.
Alpana or Alpona (আলপনা): Bengal
Alpana (locally pronounced ‘alpona’) is derived from “alimpana,” meaning “to coat something with.” Traditionally, the women of Bengal made it before sunset. These sacred and colourful motifs are painted with hand with rice and flour paste. Alpana rangoli designs are considered auspicious and are made by Bengali women to mark a special occasion like New Year.