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Sangu Rangoli Designs – For an auspicious New Year

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A couple of rangoli designs which can be drawn for the New Year. Sangu or Shank in Sanskrit (conch shell) is considered to be a sacred object which is blown at the start of an auspicious occasion.  Conch shells bring out a sound which is considered Divine and hence these shells are preserved as spiritual aids which purify the house. These rangolis are very much suitable for Pongal and Sankanthi festivals too.

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Pongal Kolam designs

Pongal kolam design

It is that time of the year when you have festivals and celebrations one after the other. So we just finished celebrating Christmas and New Year and, for the Indians, next is the harvest festival – Pongal or Sankranthi as it is called in different parts of the country. A tradition during Pongal is to draw huge kolams or rangolis in the houses as a symbol of the happiness and mood that the festive season brings. 

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