howdhu, rangoli is a very fine art. rangoli matthu innu halavaru kalavidara chitragalannu ee bloginalli hakthirodu, kalaasakthanaagi, kalavidarannu prothsahisalu maadutthiruva nanna kinchith kalaseve.
also, there are many interested in learning new rangoli designs. so may be these patterns might help them.
as a special educator, i have always seen the advantages of rangoli drawing to a child with special needs. drawing rangoli enhances the attention and concentration power of the mind. it improves the finer muscle strength in the finger tips and improves eye-hand coordination in a child. it requires fine motor (finger) skill to drop rangoli powder in a thin stream to draw the lines. while filling it up with various colours, once again it calls for utmost degree of concentration not to spread the colour out of the boundaries. the child can pick up the concept of colours, aesthetics of colour combos and understand how various new shades emerge by mixing different coloured powders in a particular proportion!
the joy of any indian festival is enhanced by drawing huge rangolis in the front yard of the house, that too with that typical background of “segani saarisida nela” (the white coloured lines of rangoli emerging gloriously from the background of earth cleaned by sprinkling water mixed with cowdung) (btw, cowdung is a disinfectant that kept the environment clean in those days – just a reminder on world environment day!)