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Four main Diwali mandana designs of Rajasthan in implied line drawings
Rajasthani rangoli is known for its simplicity is called mandana for folk wall and floor drawing done on festive and other auspicious occasions. In Rajasthan's villages and traditional families, special mandanas heralds Diwali - the festival of lights.

Puurpose of Mandana is not mere decoration, but to welcome the deity connected with festival thought to bring good luck to the family. In Rajasthan, the design-depictions vary as they reflect unique traditions, folklore and practices in different regions of Rajasthan.

Diwali is the festival which celebrated with great joyous and harmony in Rajasthan. On this day, the females of houses make various ritual Mandana designs to welcome Goddess Lakshami

This folk art makes use of red sand stone called 'geru' and chalk powder and is applied on floors and walls on various auspicious social occasions like marriages symbol to welcome guests and deities on festivals. In Rajasthan, Diwali mandanas are done with simple geometric shapes and deity impressions. Some of them are shown here in the pictures as implied line drawings to understand the designs.

Mainly, mandanas are done by Rajasthani women on festivals such as Navratra, Krishna Janmasthami, Gangaur and Diwali. During these festivals women at evening time draw various auspicious and religious designs in front of their houses, walls and courtyards.

Diwali is the most famous festival which celebrated with great joyous and harmony. It is a festival of colours and lights is still by depiction of mandana designs in villages of Rajasthan.

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