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Happy Sankranthi/ Pongal 2014

“Sankranthi/Pongal Wishes to all my Friends and Readers.”
I have fond memories of making huge Rangolis/Muggus early in the morning with my sister and cousins. Ha ..Ha…I remember the fun part was Competing and Comparing with neighbour’s Rangoli designs. How I wish , I could make such Rangolis now but my bad…the weather in east coast( United States) …no chance.

Pongal wishes and Rangoli 2014Happy Sankranthi/ Pongal 2014
It’s cold with freezing rain outside…making a rangoli outside not a good idea.I came up with this awesome trick of making rangoli on my old side table. It’s not a fancy rangoli design but just a simple flower design .It is made using rice flour, turmeric ,kumkum and some glitter. I used  Rangoli Stencil for “Happy Pongal “letters.Have you ever tried these Rangoli Stencils?

Rangoli stencils

They are mostly sold outside temples and pilgrim places in  India and cost around 30 Rs each.They come in various designs and sizes. You can create your own patterns and rangoli using  stencils. Next time when you go to a temple ,just look around and do buy them bcos they are very easy to use and clean .My 9 year old niece loves to make designs with these  stencils so …Kids can have fun making Rangolis too. This can be called their first rangoli learning tool. If you outside India you can buy them on Amazon.com

I would love to share my rangoli designs with you but it will take some time to get  my old photo albums from India.How do you like the newer trend in Rangolis using Stencils? How have you been celebrating Sankranthi ?

Please send in your views and thoughts about the Festival and its traditions. Love to hear!!!