Rangoli : This is a bit different kind of an image.This is called Rangoli in North India.The use of colors to make meaningful designs on the floor on special days.This Rangoli was made on the day of Diwali at the Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur by students of the institue. The theme of the Rangoli was an excellent choice.This particular group of students chose to highlight environmental hazards to save the Earth from destruction.The small lamps by the borders signify the occasion of Diwali.
Sometidbits about Rangoli:
Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali, Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals. They are meant to be sacred welcoming areas for the Hindu deities.The ancient symbols have been passed down through the ages, from each generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive. Similar practices are followed in different Indian states: in Tamil Nadu, there is Kolam in Tamil Nadu; Mandana in Rajasthan; Chowkpurna in Northern India; Alpana in West Bengal; Aripana in Bihar; Chowk pujan in Uttar Pradesh; Muggu in Andhra Pradesh and others.
The purpose of rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck. Design depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area. It is traditionally done by women. Generally, this practice is showcased during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, marriage celebrations and other similar milestones and gatherings.
Critiques | Translate
shreya2000 (2485) 2014-03-26 4:58
The message "Save earth" if nicely shown by this rangoli which is made very good. The pic is tilting a little. Overall a creative image. I like it.
jhm (152178) 2014-03-26 5:21
A lovely symbol about the earth, I hope for us grandchildren that the people become better and better and maybe also smarter behave in the future.
Lovely done, TFS.
snunney (98253) 2014-03-26 5:59
A well exposed image featuring this unusual artwork. Precisely framed and with excellent colours and clarity.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-26 8:41
your picture is fun and also gives a serious message. The rangoli surrounded by the diyas makes a very charming picture. Excellent presentation.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
rychem (35271) 2014-03-26 9:27
I agree with this message , a very nice photo, clever POV, very well done
adramad (45302) 2014-03-26 12:27
This rangoli is the most original, about which I have seen in my travels to your country, but it certainly is a wonderful demand to care for the planet.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Very good picture. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-26 17:25
Great combination of photo and note, Farhat. I had never heard of this tradition, but I like it a great deal, especially if it results in clever, funny sand meaningful designs like the one you've displayed here. Thanks for enlightening me!
mirosu (16129) 2014-03-27 0:34
Nice colourful photo, excellent arrangement. Today this is a very actual subject. Well seen and captured.
p.s. Thanks for your comment to my latest photo. Unfortunately I'm not able to follow your request. Please consider the fact that the photo was taken in RAW format (18000kb), then converted to JPEG format (5,000 pixel & 3,500kb) and then reduced in size to 3,495/2320 pixel & 2,170kb. Further size reduction will reduce the quality, and this is not my intention to doo it. I hope that this is to your acceptance.
For comparison see my photo gallery in 500px. Here we can upload photos in full size. You can see the difference.
pajaran (60039) 2014-03-27 0:48
Dobar tekst, lep pogled na Rangoli ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan Rangoli, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good lyrics, nice view of the Rangoli ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely shown Rangoli, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
kato (11630) 2014-03-27 1:55
You're capturing well this symbol to save the Earth from destruction by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see this decoration and message of this motif. It's effective for the lighting of small lamps. So, it's good trial in the meaning which looks back upon global environment.
Fis2 (96701) 2014-03-27 2:53
I like colors and sharpness.
Have a nice afternoon
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-27 4:42
I never saw such colourful decoration in north India but can remember something colourful by south Indian people using the dust of paddy and other seeds. Really an interesting form of art in daily life. You have one such shot here, thanks for sharing.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-27 7:28
This picture is pretty interesting. It likes icing on a cake. The color is beautiful. It's a great way to promote "Save Earth".
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-27 11:34
Funny. colourful and unusual photo. Excellent sharpness taking into account the relatively long exposure. You had a steady hand. TFS and have a nice day!
ChrisJ (113179) 2014-03-27 12:34
A colourful artwork and an apt environmental message. We only have ONE world and really should look after it and leave something for our grandchildren and their grandchildren. In a way greedy corporations are stealing from future generations. Tfs!
jcpix (13916) 2014-03-27 15:27
An interesting read, and a colorful picture to accompany the detailed note. I tried and tried to figure out the content beforehand, but had no luck...alas, the note saved the day. :) Earth looks quite menacing from this piece of artwork, but of course the real message is most important. The border of candles accents the tableau with a nice warm tone. Out of the normal, yes...but in a good way for sure. Well done. Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-27 15:43
A goog capture with a good message, we have only one earth to save
Lets work on it ,as you did
Well done, tfs
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-03-27 20:26
This is a very colorful photo depicting an interesting art form of India with a very informative note, ideal fit for TE. Congratulations & TFS!
ikeharel (70655) 2014-03-27 23:01
Good morning Farhat,
Fine subject to give attention to, and managed beautifully the colors.
It doe's look as our planet "gnashing its teeth", and rightfully.
Have a nice weekend,
dip (23888) 2014-03-28 0:49
simple but nice your photo with an important message and an informative note,
thanks for sharing,
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-03-28 0:57
Very nice with beautiful background Good color and sharpness and clarity of the image display, attractive and comprehensive, I hope to someday land and suitable living environment for generations to come good luck
Nicou (141100) 2014-03-28 2:29
quelel iamge et compo quelles bougie entourent cette oeuvre d'art et ce dessin posé sur le sol sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-28 3:20
This is very different from what we see on TE. Great concept. Wonderful post.
We need to keep reminding ourselves!
pierrefonds (65824) 2014-03-28 4:27
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the artwork. The surroeunding light is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
josepmarin (58357) 2014-03-28 5:07
your shot have caught clearly this design of the Earth in a angry attitude, because of the action of the human beings, who pollute and destroy the environment.
I like the vivid colors of the design and of the inscription, and the small lamps surrounding the ensemble as well.
m (0) 2014-03-28 9:45
interesting note and a great idea, I didn't know about this kind of art or tradition. Your capture is very colorful, the lights create wonderful ambience.
Thanks and best wishes!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-28 12:29
Very unique and symbolic rangoli with a message. Never seen a scientific rangoli like this :-) Well seen and taken with vivid colours and light. Thanks for sharing.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-28 22:38
Interesting image of this floor display in colours, called Rangoli.[A comical earth, I like it with a serious message Save Earth.
Good Pov, the light looked difficult, but you overcome that,
Nice one, Tfs,
Cricri (118747) 2014-03-29 11:59
Une note intéressante et utile pour mieux comprendre cette présentation ce symbole " Sauver la terre", colorée et super bien présenter
imageme (1790) 2014-03-30 9:31
Hi Farhat, What a fantastic way to extend this message 'Save Earth' generation to generation. Nice detail note comes along with this beautiful art. The lights around the design are eye catching. Wonderful colour tones and clarity. Best regards
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-03-31 19:48
What a nice achievement Fabbs, it was made for a festival and the purpose is about environment, beautiful artwork and superb presentation, good report, regards
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-02 8:38
a colorful and very meaningful message that we all need to consider and make it our purpose in life!!
very thoughtful of you!
fritzi007 (10553) 2014-04-02 14:28
sehr gutes Foto und Thema, gratuliere vielmals!
delpeoples (57590) 2014-05-04 2:54
Namaskar dear Farhat
True words, I wish it was so easy! Excellent daily life shot and good lighting. A very appropriate sentiment for TE. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17135)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-24
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/2, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-26 4:44