Beautiful Rangolis by Vijaya Mohan

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Being away from home during festivals and family functions is especially hard and while I’m miles away from Bombay I can’t help but miss all the Diwali festivities this weekend. Diwali is the Indian festival of lights and symbolises “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.”  …

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Being away from home during festivals and family functions is especially hard and while I’m miles away from Bombay I can’t help but miss all the Diwali festivities this weekend. Diwali is the Indian festival of lights and symbolises “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.”  My fondest memories of Diwali include making Rangolis (a coloured pattern draw on the floor using coloured rice flour, powders and flowers) with my friends outside our doors. The tradition of making Rangolis has passed down the generations and its amazing to see these beautiful patterns which add to the festive mood. While I won’t be making any Rangolis this year what better way to honour the tradition than talk about the work of Vijaya Mohan, a world renowned Rangoli Artist who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Rangoli in the World.

Vijaya Mohan is an Indian – Singaporean Rangoli Artist and Art Therapist. She learnt the art of Rangoli from her mother at the age of 5 and has since been practicing her skill for 50 years. 

Vijaya has always been fascinated by the art form and used to spend time observing the designs outside peoples homes and then creating her own patterns on paper. She transformed this age old tradition and has spread awareness about it all over the world. She has made over 8000 Rangolis in prominent establishments including Museums, Community centres, hotels and has even done projects with Air India and British Airways.

Through her work Vijaya is honouring this previous unknown Indian tradition and inspires each one of us to take a risk and pursue something we’re passionate about.

http://www.singarangoli.com/vijaya-mohan.php

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