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Independence Day Rangoli

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By Jaya Ramesh, Oman [ Published Date: August 14, 2006 ]

In keeping with the spirit of Independence Day, I have made a rangoli with the simplest of ingredients, namely pulses.  Pulses form the staple diet along with rice in many of the Indian states and are extensively used in cooking simple Indian dishes.

The pulses I have used here are Masoor Dhal, Sabudana and Moong Dhal.  They are chosen specially for their colours - Saffron, white and Green – the colours of the tricolour.

The Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal areas have been coloured with a mixture of coconut powder and blue rangoli powder.  I have used Rajma for the border.

The land areas are coloured with a mixture of coconut powder and brown rangoli powder.

Navy blue rangoli powder forms the Ashoka Chakra. 

Wishing all the readers a very Happy Independence Day!

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KHUSHI, India :
payal sharma, India :
nice and very creative.
we all love it.
vinod, India :
its so beautiful rangoli. i m so impressed.
sheenam, India :
hats of to you.its amazing.
Janki, USA :
It looks very beautiful, Thanks for sharing.
Judith Serrao, UAE:
Hi Jaya,

Your 'Rangoli' for our Independence day looked 'Rangeela' and 'Khobsoorath'. Welcome to 'Pots n Paints' and please share your other art and crafts with us soon- dont let Mel n Shaly be sole viewers..what say? Begah, Begah entry maadi!!!
mel tau, Oman:
Hi Jaya...that's a beautiful rangoli of the Map of India.
Shaly was telling me of the lovely art pieces your home is adorned with. Looking forward to seeing them all on M.Com.
Dots Rego, USA :
Hi Jaya,

Wow, a great tribute to our Mother Country with your beautiful tri color Indian map. Great motivation. A job well done Jaya. Looking forward to see many more arts and paintings from you on

Happy Independence Day!
Jennifer Lobo, USA :
Fantastic colorful Rangoli Jaya!

Happy Independence Day!
Keya Chanda, UK:
To my future sister-in-law

What a beautiful work of art....could only be created by one with a beautiful heart and mind!

Wish you the best of everything :o)

Joyce Alvares, Qatar:
Beautiful and very creative. Great job.
Hariharan S, India :
Hey Jaya,

Thats real cool... We, at home, are all so proud of you -especially Mummy !!! Wish you the very best always .Regards to Ramesh.

Love you lots
Surendra Prabhu, Oman:
It's too beautiful map of India.Happy Independence day.Best of luck.
Shaly Pereira, Oman:
Jaya….having seeing many of your artistic creations first hand, I can never fail to be awed by your talent. And when you told me you did this rangoli in 15 minutes, to say I was amazed would be an understatement. Way to go Jaya. If you’re planning to hold an arts and crafts class in Oman, don’t forget to inform me;) Happy Independence Day to you:)
Amarnath Bantwal, Kuwait:

Thats a really beautiful Map of India...colorful and spicy- a fitting tribute to the spice headquarters of the world:)

Happy Independence day to you!
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