Navratri Rangoli – 7

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Another simple, round Rangoli for Goddess Durga…

Planning to post nine Rangolis for Navratri this time…

Navratri is celebrated over nine days in India, usually in the month of October (Nav in Sankrit means nine).

Goddess Bhavani or Shakti is worshippeded in different forms on each of these days and the tenth day is celebrated as VijayaDashami, the day good triumphed over evil (In Sanskrit, Vijaya means victory and Dashami means tenth day).

May the Goddess bless everybody with all good things!

Quest for the Center

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My Being seems to be on a never-ending quest for something…

…something that it seems to be searching going round and round, taking on different hues…

…all the while not realizing that what it seeks can be found within itself…

…right at the Center –

The Center of My Being.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

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This Rangoli was blessed with the most wonderful lighting of the evening half-light – I could never have got this effect even if I wanted to.

Well, God is the Ultimate Artist!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

Dance
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The Art of Rangoli is the ultimate dance form for me.

As my eyes follow the colorful lines curving through and around the perfectly spaced dots, my spirit soars… Dances in unison with the lines…

One Love…

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As my eyes fell on the two peacocks in the Rangoli gazing lovingly at each other, I had my answer.

For a long time, I had been pondering over the question – not very intent on the answer, but the question remained in my mind nevertheless.

Why is there this unquenchable thirst, an all-encompassing pressing need for a companion in this world? People reach out for love, seek out their mates endlessly, again and again, despite innumerable discouragements and setbacks.

It is almost like they are drawn to their partner almost unknowingly, by some universal force…

Then it hit me! Yes, it’s the Universe – bringing the two together always.

Of course, didn’t God create everything in pairs? No wonder every living being in Nature is drawn to its mate in a love that is universal and unique at the same time…

One Love.

Dancing lines…


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… and a splash of colors… The beauty of the Rangoli appeases my senses in more ways than one.

In fact, I feel it goes beyond the five senses and touches my soul.

As I gaze on and on at this amazing piece of creative art that is Rangoli, I am bathed in a glow of incredible peace and well-being.

The flowing lines and vibrant colors seem to have a therapeutic effect on me.

Is it the symmetry? Is it my penchant for order? The repeating patterns of lines and curves have a calming effect on my nerves…

The two sides of my brain – the left with its logical thinking and reasoning abilities, and the right with its intuitive abilities – seem to get balanced when I am creating, looking at Rangoli.

I feel centered, emotionally stable.

Rangoli, true to its meaning being associated with color and cheerfulness, with its symmetry and visual appeal, has a rejuvenating effect on me.

I am enamored by this Sacred Geometry, I am enraptured by this Divine Art of Rangoli.