Festival season is at it's peak in India and Adobe employees are again geared up to enjoy this time of the year. Various games, contests and activities are lined up during this week. And Rangoli creation is one of the most exciting events of this week when everyone see colorful Rangolis in Lift-lobbies and reception area. Let's check out this Photo Journey and see some creative Diwali Rangoli Designs by Adobe India Employees from Noida Campus.
It's a great opportunity for folks to do research about some creative designs of Diwali Rangoli, innovate new stuff to present their ideas in different way or highlight a particular aspect of the festival, Adobe or something related.
A liked the way one of the teams designed their Diwali Rangoli to spread the word about importance of education and how an NGO called Smriddhi helping some parts of society. A brilliant way to spread word about good cause happening around us and share this opportunity with others to join hands to achieve bigger goals for celebrating such festivals with true happiness.
At the same time, some of the teams show their love for products or solutions they develop in Adobe. Above design shows a good way of merging Diwali Rangoli design with Creative Cloud Logo. It fact, it was a nice merge product logos with Rangoli designs in a subtle way. Two years back, there were lot of rangoli designs with product/technology logos. There was one Rangoli design with Android. If you have missed, check out some of the old Rangoli Designs from Diwali Celebration week 2011.
Many of the teams participating in this contest start exploring different types of designs which can be modified and used for Adobe contest. One of such inspiring link with Diwali Rangoli designs is - http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-rangoli-designs-and-patterns-that-you-can-try-too/ .
Above link may be helpful for you to decide on design you want to put in your house to welcome Luxmi Ma on Deepawali Night.
Every time when I see these beautiful designs of Diwali Rangoli, a quetion hits my mind that why do we actually create these Rangoli's in our houses on Diwali Night. The purpose of Rangoli is decorating house 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 part of the country. This is a common practice to make such designs but known by different names in different regions/states of India.
Rangoli is traditionally designed by women of the house. Generally, this practice is showcased during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, marriage celebrations and other similar milestones and gatherings. At various parts, Rangoli is still made with rice flour. I have seen Madhubani designs made with wet rice flour and in fact, for some of the occasions designs are also made on walls.
Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes, some impressions, flower/petal shapes, but they can also be very elaborate designs crafted by numerous people, based on their lifestyle and how they deal with things in their day to day life. A very good example is Rangoli designs at Adobe - Quite influenced by creativity, technology and innovative ways of expression.
The base material is usually dry or wet granulated rice or dry flour, to which sindoor (vermilion), haldi (turmeric) and other natural colors can be added. Modern innovations have crossed most of the boundaries and made these Rangoli designs more beautiful. Chemical colors are a modern variation. Other materials include colored sand and even flowers and petals, as in the case of flower rangolis. At Adobe, this year, one of the designs was made up of glass pieces which were colored and places on a platform lit with four tube-lights which were placed below the main design. The very first photograph shows the design I just mentioned. Here I would like to share that, for this particular post, please don't judge quality of photographs but rather appreciate the designs made by teams in few hours during office time.
In case you want to know more Rangolis in India, I would recommend to check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangoli . Diwali is one of the main festivals in India, especially in northern state of the country. In a particular calendar year, Indians give special importance to Diwali and it's a national holiday as well. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on 3rd November which is coming Sunday. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Most of the folks plan their vacations around Diwali in advance. Everyone wants to celebrate this festival with families although trends are changing among young working people in metros or outside India.
Spend some time by looking at all the designs shared above and you will find some clear/hidden messages in each of these. We hope that one of these designs will inspire you to make a special Rangoli at your home on Diwali Night. Happy Diwali & Have a great time with your families during this Festive Season !!!