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Ganesh Chaturti – Yet another simple rangoli design

August 22, 2009

Another simple design – a dummy’s guide to stunning rangoli.

Materials :

  1. Small  sieve
  2. Rangoli powder – Yellow, Red, Green, White
  3. Magazine cover
  4. Transparent cello-tape.
  5. Chalk piece & a small sieve of thick thread.



  1. Assemble all materials at one place.
  2. Tie one end of the thread to a wet chalk piece.
  3. Put a dot , then place  your thumb tightly over the thread on the dot and draw a circle.
  4. Similarly draw 2 more bigger circles encircling each other by increasing the radius.
  5. Now hold the Sieve in your right hand and pour little amounts of red rangoli powder. The trick is to never let your sieve touch the ground. However keep it as close to the ground as possible.. Fill up the inner circle. Ignore if it falls a little outside the chalk circle.
  6. Similarly, Add yellow color outside the red
  7. Now fill the biggest circle with green rangoli powder.
  8. Make a fresh cone using magazine cover. stick it in place using a cello-tape. Fill it upto 3/4 using white rangoli powder. cut the lower end of the cone so as to allow free fall of rangoli powder.
  9. Draw muruku like design  in the yellow section holding the cone firmly. Practise on a news paper to gain confidence.Ganesha6
  10. Complete the muruku design in the yellow section.
  11. Add circles along the circumference
  12. Add final designs as you desire and add a swastika in the centre.



You can try other designs and colors. Some rangoli ideas from flickr drawn using same technique.





Also read some more DIY (Do-It-Yourself) ideas for ganesh chaturti  Rangoli design  ,  Ganesha’s Umbrella & Puja thali

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2009 7:56 AM

    first time here !!!
    totally awstruck with your talent !!
    rangoli designs and seem really simple for people like me !!
    :) Hi VJ. Welcome here. They are really simple ideas.. Do try n let me know if they work for u too. I will be waiting eagerly for ur update on this.

  2. August 24, 2009 3:30 PM

    Lovely.. and sooo colourful !!!! :-) I’m definitely gonna try this.

    Do try n share the pics! :)

  3. Meira permalink
    August 24, 2009 6:20 PM

    Awesome, Shruti. Both the rangoli designs! Geez, I’d like to try them someday for their sheer simplicity!
    Try them on diwali :)

  4. Nalini permalink
    August 25, 2009 1:00 AM

    Tried this design for the puja and everyone was praising me. I would like to pass it to you. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, really appreciate it a lot

    wow! Thanks Nalini. I’m glad u passed the message along. :) u made my day!

  5. August 30, 2009 12:38 AM

    Awesome ideas that you make seem so easy – love the pictures makes me want to try one out – thanks for the inspiration.

    U are welcome. Do try it out and mail me the pics :)

  6. Kamini permalink
    September 2, 2009 1:29 PM

    Thank you so much….I’m such a rookie, but I’m hooked on internet to get some good idea’s to decorate my place during diwali. I’m not so good with my hands, but your simple technique’s make it sounds so easy. Thankyou so much…I’m will be regular visitor of your website…Kamini (singapore)

    It is easy!! Diwali would be a perfect time to try it out :) .. Hope to see u quite often.

  7. September 2, 2009 2:52 PM


    Came here from Rajee’s blog. It felt like.. by design I clicked on this link…to see these simple yet beautiful rangolis…our team just sent the nominations for the rangoli competetion in our organization! Though i’m adept at traditional rangoli, I think your simple technique will be very handy to make a design within the alloted time. Thanks for sharing :)


    Hi priya. :) Best of luck with the competition. Do share the pics.. Will inspire me too!

  8. September 8, 2009 10:44 AM

    Hi Shruti ,
    Such labour of love … they are definitely beautiful and very tempting … I yet have to get to this part of the festival season … yours are inspiring me … :)

    Rajee, really sweet of you to drop by!. I love your ideas.. glad that I could inspire you too!

  9. debjosh permalink
    October 14, 2009 3:51 PM

    wow…u r the best…thanx a ton for the tips, i shall try this diwali…btw Happy Diwali :)

    Happy diwali to you too!

  10. October 17, 2009 10:26 AM

    Hello, how great is to see a rangoli again!! when I was in India, in some ashram for one month, there was a woman that every morning,very, very early, every two or three days was making a rangoli, different one each time… it is the most beautiful memory I have from that time.
    Thank you very much for sharing.
    María Cecilia, from Chile, southamerica

    Hi Maria, So nice of u to drop by n leave a comment. :) Rangoli is an integral part of a hindu home.. glad u could experience and enjoy it!

  11. ranu permalink
    October 17, 2009 11:26 AM

    reading the material was really helpful.

    Hi ranu! welcome here :)

  12. astha permalink
    October 17, 2009 2:09 PM

    something easier & simpler pleaseeeeeeeee

    Easier than this?? .. hmm I’ll try :)

  13. November 6, 2009 12:26 PM

    A delightfully easy way to do stunning rangoli. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

    Hi iniyaal, Thanks for dropping by. Do try it and share the pics :)

  14. aishvarya permalink
    December 10, 2009 5:20 PM


  15. swati permalink
    January 19, 2010 10:47 AM

    Its relly mindblowing

  16. Rupa permalink
    March 9, 2010 1:51 AM

    Wonderful technique for this Rangoli, thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to try this out.

  17. vanathi permalink
    May 8, 2010 6:26 PM

    GOOD WORK. This is an beautiful art (proudly to say)only to women.young girls donot no the secreate WHY putting Rangoli?

    :) True. Welcome here.

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