Diwali a colourful time at library
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.