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How to Make Rangoli with Dots Step by Step

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Make Rangoli with Dots Step by Step

Making Rangoli with dots is perhaps the easiest and quickest way to make an attractive design with minimal effort. It is a kind of excellent art that you can master with time. While creating Rangoli with dots, you need to focus on your design and keep track of the number of dots you are making. This how to make Rangoli with dots step by step procedure available at OneHowTo.com will inspire you to recreate beautiful Rangoli designs with ease.


  1. The step by step procedure
  2. Purpose of making Rangoli
  3. Choosing the right Rangoli design

The step by step procedure

If you are a beginner, you can follow these steps to make Rangoli with dots:

  • Choose the place where you want to make the Rangoli, and clean it thoroughly using water and soap. Before starting making the Rangoli, make sure that you remove any soap residues properly. Traditionally, Indians used to smear cow dung, dry it, and draw Rangoli on it to place on different locations of the house. Earlier, people used to sweep their house everyday, sprinkle cow dung on all door steps, and draw Rangoli designs daily.
  • First of all, make a grid of 8 by 8 dots, which means that there should be 8 parallel rows of dots, with which row containing 8 dots each.
  • Once you have made the grid of dots, the best way is to start from the central most dot. Start by making a cross on the central dot and joining its edges with adjoining dots. Use your creativity to proceed further and make beautiful designs.
  • To make the Rangoli design, take the Rangoli powder of your chosen color in your pinch using your thumb and index finger. Made from a coarse white stone powder, it will freely flow from your pinch. Keep releasing the pinch slowly to make the design on the floor.
  • Once you make your Rangoli design, you will have a Rangoli that will be colorless.
  • Depending on the type of Rangoli design you have made, fill suitable colors in it and decorate. The simple Rangoli design that you made with dots will look awesome if you choose the right combination of colors. So, choose your colors wisely and make a simple yet attractive Rangoli with dots.

Purpose of making Rangoli

In different parts of India, people draw Rangoli during festivals, auspicious occasions, religious rituals etc. In India, almost every auspicious occasion is associated with one or more Gods or Goddesses. The divine principle of that deity is believed to be present in the atmosphere during those times. It is believed that these deities shower blessings on houses that are decorated well for their welcome. So, the main entrance is usually decorated with a Rangoli to welcome the God or Goddess.

How to Make Rangoli with Dots Step by Step - Purpose of making Rangoli

Choosing the right Rangoli design

Rangoli designs usually follow a specific theme. The motifs are symbolic and are designed to represent a deity or the theme’s major concept. Natural elements like snakes, fishes and bids can be used to drawn to show the unity of nature and human. Another common design to make a Rangoli is celestial one, which usually includes symbols like the moon, the Sun, zodiac signs etc. Rangoli designs with geometric shapes denote the infiniteness of time. Some Rangoli designs also contain lotus designs in the center or on the border to represent Goddess Lakshmi, the god of wealth.

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