Di­wali a colour­ful time at li­brary

Te Puke Times - - News -

Di­wali was cel­e­brated at Te Puke Li­brary last week with the cre­ation of ran­goli around the li­brary en­trance and the colour­ing in of man­de­las last Thurs­day and a demon­stra­tion of In­dian dance on Satur­day. Ran­goli is an art form orig­i­nat­ing in the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent, in which pat­terns are cre­ated on the floor or the ground us­ing ma­te­ri­als such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flower petals. It is usu­ally made dur­ing Di­wali or other Hindu fes­ti­vals. De­signs are passed from one gen­er­a­tion to the next, keep­ing both the art form and the tra­di­tion alive.

TOP: Deb­o­rah Hart, left, Ru­pal Me­hta, Neena Chauhan, Bharti Son­a­vane and Manda Son­a­vane en­joy the Di­wali cel­e­bra­tion at Te Puke li­brary.RIGHT: Ash­with Joshi, left, Marcelino Mar­ian, Saif Basra, Ja­son Akaora and Ruhani Chauhan colour­ing in var­i­ous man­de­las.FAR RIGHT: Manda Son­a­vane, left, and Bharti Son­a­vane cre­ate a ran­goli at Te Puke Li­brary.

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