Rangoli or Alpana has been a part of Indian celebrations and has an origin older than that of the Hindu epics for its mention in these scriptures. It carries the belief that gods and goddesses get pleased with these colourful patterns and shower prosperity.
These floor designs are a part of every Indian tradition. Many people also paint their walls with these colourful decorative patterns.
Chitra Lakshana, one of the earliest treatises on Indian painting, attributes the creation of rangoli to Lord Brahma.
Another ancient belief related to creating rangoli design professes you can affect energy vibrations with these geometric patterns.
According to Cymatics, science related to these vibrations, if you draw specific patterns on the house’s entrance, it brings a calming effect on the visitor’s mind, making them happy and comfortable. These colourful patterns are an important part of our culture and celebrations.