Rangoli designs are very famous for Indian festivals like Makar Sankranthi, New Year, Deepavali and Dussehra.
As you know, rangoli is a folk art form. It is known by many names in different languages. The Telugu name of Rangoli is “Muggulu” while the Tamil name is “Kolam”.
The nice thing about Muggulu, Kolam, and Rangoli designs is that they all have different ideas and concepts. You can get a variety of Sankranthi Muggulu designs, Chukkala Muggulu or Rangoli Muggulu in the Telugu shape. There are Muggulu designs with dots and sometimes small Muggulu designs without dots.
Undoubtedly, the canvas and beauty of the Sankranthi Muggulu designs is huge. Therefore, they remain popular attractions of the 4-day Sankranti festival. It means the joy of making Muggulu is too great to end in a single day!
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The powder used in Muggupindi:
Now what is Muggupindi?
It is a mixture of calcium and / or chalk powder that is used to create exquisite and unique muggu patterns.
The Muggupindi is a slightly heavy powder that falls over the damp earth and stays in its shape while in use. The powder flows “smoothly” and “evenly” when you draw lines and curves of the muggu designs (which is great).
During the festival, rice flour is used to make the muggu instead of the muggupindi (calcium and chalk powder).
Because rice is considered an offering for the sparrows, ants and insects that will hopefully feed on them.
Let’s call it a plus or a feature, small Muggulu designs are not created by special people, but by citizens. And the best part is that no formal training is required to learn and acquire this art. The art of muggu creation is happily passed down from generation to generation and from friend to friend.
The importance of muggu during festivals:
As you know, Makar Sankranti usually falls on January 14th – the next day after Lohri. The movement of the sun into the constellation Capricorn (Makara) is considered to be very important. It also marks the beginning of a 6 month favorable time period of Sun’s north course.
The one month before Makara Sankranti is known as “Dhanurmaasam”. With the coming of Telugu Dhanurmaasam, every house in Andhra Pradesh – be it in cities or villages – will be decorated with white and colored geometric muggu patterns.
The belief behind Muggu:
The usual thought process behind Muggu is that this month is devoted to spiritual thinking. It is also believed that God only enters households that are clean. That is why it is customary to keep the front yard of your own house clean and with a decorative muggu. This is like inviting God to step into the house and bless the house and the people who live there.
During Sankranti, muggu is a month-long exercise for the women of the house, as they make a special effort to draw beautiful patterns in front of their houses at sunrise.
As the Sankranti festival celebrates the harvest, almost all of the figures and symbols in the muggu represent the sun, crescent moon, sugar cane branch, coiled snake and a pot of mango leaves placed in a certain pattern on the pot mouth (a symbol of prosperity and Health) around the four corners of the Muggu wagon.
Here are some examples of Sankranti Muggulu:
Ratham Muggu with harvest symbols:
The chariot (ratham) muggu that was pulled during Sankranthi:
Muggu patterns are not only huge, they are also intricate during the festival months. The temples, too, have complex patterns that cover thousands of square feet. Many women are involved in creating the Sankranthi Muggulu Designs, Chukkala Muggulu, Rangoli Muggulu, and teamwork for speed.
Group Muggu version
Types of Muggu:
What is the main standout feature of a muggu design?
It has geometric patterns or points connected by lines or curves that have a mathematical calculation.
A muggu pattern also means that ancient Indian women had a good balance between artistic and arithmetic features, which they expressed in the muggu character patterns.
Let’s take a closer look at the types of muggu:
1. Chukkala Muggulu (dot designs):
In this pattern, points are arranged in a specific order. Rather, in a matrix form in which the points are equidistant from one another. These points are connected either by lines or curves, creating different muggu designs. Doesn’t that look straight out of the geometry class? Bet it does?
Some Chukkala Muggulu designs on paper (HAND SKETCHED):
White muggu powder is used to create stars in a matrix of dots that are later filled with colored rangoli powder.
This is what the finished Chukkala Muggulu looks like.
Want to see what Chukkala Muggulu looks like in plain white rangoli powder when made in the courtyard of a house?
2. Chukkalu leni Muggulu (designs without dots):
As the name suggests, the dots are missing. These designs are similar to freehand drawings of lines and curves.
Check out these examples of Chukkaluleni Muggulu:
3. Tippudu Muggulu (curved designs):
First a dot matrix is created (equidistant from one another). Then twisted chains are created around the points. This creates symmetrical muggu patterns.
See what Tippudu Muggulu looks like –
Now that I’ve built up the excitement around Rangoli Muggulu, let’s see how we can let our creative energies flow onto the floor in the form of Muggulu designs.
1. As you know, Muggulu is pulled in front of the house early in the morning every day. This is seen as a very important aspect symbolizing the “welcoming” roll call.
2. This Rangavalli, drawn in front of the house, resembles the whole family. Let’s call it nature-defining or family-promoting Sankranthi Muggulu designs.
3. Review this Telugu Ranga Vallikalu with points. To make it easier, Muggulu designs with dots. Doesn’t it look like an artist’s colorful vision?
For a visual experience of how to create a floral rangoli design, check out this video below for a visual experience.
Hope your flair for drawing small Muggulu designs has taken on a new breath of energy.
Which ones will you draw from the Makar Sankranthi shown?
Tell us in the comments below!
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