Rangoli is an art which precedes sculpture and painting. It is both an auspicious and a preliminary necessity in any religious ritual. All festivals in Hindu Dharma, including religious rituals, are related to Deities. It is a practice to draw Rangoli at the site of any auspicious religious ritual such as a holy festival, a religious festival, an auspicious function, ritualistic worship, a vowed religious observance, etc. The Principle of a specific Deity is present in the atmosphere in a larger proportion on the day of the festival or is attracted to the venue where religious rituals of that Deity are being performed. Since these rangolis are able to attract and emit the specific Deity’s Principle, the atmosphere gets charged with the Principle and everyone benefits. In the ancient times it was a practice to sweep and sprinkle every doorstep with cowdung everyday and draw Rangoli
Rangoli Videos : 12
1. Spiritual significance of Rangoli
The main feature of sattvik Rangoli is that due to transmittance of Deity Principle, the devotees get various anubhutis (spiritual experiences) of Shakti (Divine Energy), Bhav (spiritual emotion), Chaitanya (Divine Consciousness), Anand (Bliss) and Shanti (Serenity).
2. Rangoli designs that attract and emit Shri Lakshmi devi Principle
In this article, you are giving the rangoli related to Shri Mahalakshmi Devi that gives the experience of Bhav, Chaitanya and Anand respectively. These Rangolis’ Attart and transmit Shri Lakshmidevitatva and if drawn during daily worships, vrat, utsavs of Shri Mahalakshmi Devi etc. it gives maximum benefit of Shri Lakshmidevitatva.
2.1. Shri Lakshmi devi rangoli providing spiritual experience of Bhav (Spiritual emotion)
2.2. Shri Lakshmi devi rangoli providing spiritual experience of Chaitanya
2.3 . These Shri Lakshmi devi Rangolis provide spiritual experience of Anand (Bliss)
4. Rangoli designs that attract and emit Shri Saraswati devi Principle
4.1. Shri Saraswati devi rangoli providing spiritual experience of Anand
(On Dussehra, during Saraswati-puja draw this rangoli)
Shri Saraswati devi is a Deity related to Knowledge. While acquiring knowledge, we get the spiritual experience of Anand.
4.2. Shri Saraswati devi rangoli providing spiritual experience of Chaitanya
‘Om’ in the rangoli gives the spiritual experience of Shanti (Peace), that is experiencing the Nirgun Principle of God.
4.3. Shri Saraswati devi rangoli providing spiritual experience of Bhav (Divine consciousness)
5. Rangoli designs that attract and emit Shri Durgadevi Principle
5.1. Rangoli related to Mahakali which should be drawn on the first three days of Navratri
5.2. Rangoli related to Mahalakshmi that should be drawn during the middle three days of Navratri
5.3. Rangoli related to Mahasaraswati that should be drawn on the last three days of Navratri
5.4. Rangolis to be drawn around the temple at home, or wooden seat etc.
Reference : Sanatan’s Holy Text, ‘Karveervasini Shri Mahalakshmi Devi’ and ‘Sattvik Rangolis’ (Available in Marathi language)