During ritualistic worship of Devi, drawings of rangolis are drawn so that the Devi Principle would get attracted.
1. Attraction of the Devi Principle
towards the rangoli depending upon the rangoli designs
According to the science of Spirituality, every Deity is a specific Principle. Just as flowers such as chrysanthemum, tuberose, lotus, etc. are offered to the Devi for attracting Shakti Principle, some designs, too, help in attracting the Shakti Principle. Therefore, rangolis with such designs are drawn.
2. Attraction of the Devi Principle according to the colour used in rangoli
When a colour that is associated with a particular Deity is filled in the designs of the rangoli, 7% out of the maximum possible 10% Devi Principle can enter into the rangoli.
3. Attraction of the Devi Principle in rangoli according to bhav
When an individual who has bhav (Spiritual emotions) draws a rangoli, it can attract 20% Devi Principle. If appropriate colour is used, the Deity Principle too has to spend less energy to enter the rangoli. This benefits an individual even if he does not have any bhav.
3A. If the bhav is more than 60%, then depending on the bhav, any particular Deity Principle may get attracted to the rangoli.
3B. If the bhav is more than 80%, then any Deity Principle may get attracted to any type of rangoli, according to the bhav of the individual.
The rangoli designs according to Devi’s Principle are given in the table ahead.
|Devi’s Principle||Form associated with
|1. Shri Durgadevi||Red|
|2. Shri Mahalakshmi||Red + Saffron (60 + 40)|
|3. Shri Lakshmi||Red + Yellow (40 + 60)|
|4. Shri Saraswati||White|
|5. Shri Mahasaraswati||White + Red (60 + 40)|
|6. Shri Kali||Purple|
|7. Shri Mahakali||Purple + Red (80 + 20)|
The table above gives designs that attract the respective Devi Principles. Likewise, many other designs are also there that can attract Devi Principles.
Rangoli designs that attract Shri Durgadevi Principle
14 Dots : 14 Lines
Rangoli related to Mahakali should be drawn on the first three days of Navaratri
Unmanifest- Manifest Shakti
14 Dots : 14 Lines
Rangoli related to Mahalakshmi should be drawn during the middle three days of Navaratri
12 Dots : 12 Lines
Rangoli related to Mahasaraswati should be drawn on the last three days of Navaratri
17 Dots : 3 Lines
Rangolis to be drawnaround the temple at home, wooden seat etc.
Reference : Sanatan’s Holy Text, ‘Sattvik Rongli‘ (Available in Marathi language)