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Alpana or Rangoli Design Pictures

Alpana or Alpono designs are drawn during festivals and Hindu rituals in Bengal, Orissa and other parts of Eastern India. It also drawn during Kojari Lakshmi Puja to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. The designs drawn during Lakshmi Puja display the feet of Goddess Lakshmi. The Rangolis drawn during Diwali are colorful and more attractive.

Images from Rangoli: Elder Women Creating Sacred Geography
Copyright 2003 by Catherine Cartwright-Jones