Flower Rangoli – Ugadi 2012

Another Ugadi Rangoli! This was in 2012. I was in Nagoya and didn’t have many flowers on hand. I used roses from my little balcony garden and bought some chrysanthemums. I like using green leaves in rangoli. Here I’ve used rose leaves.

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All these beautiful roses ended up in my rangoli.

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Flower Rangoli – Ugadi 2011

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I made this flower rangoli for Ugadi in 2011. We celebrated it at my grandma’s place.  My grandma loves gardening and all the flowers were from her garden. I had posted the pictures in my blog Life…!!! It goes on…

Link to the post: https://keerthanavc.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/ugadi2011/

Two years back, I saw a facebook profile which had this rangoli picture. I used Google Images to search by image and found that this picture is being used by one of the online greeting website 😉

This is one of the link that copied my picture.

http://blessingsonthenet.com/greetings/indian-festival/id/155/ugadi-greetings

Some more close-up pictures..

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And that’s me!

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Diwali 2015

We celebrated Diwali yesterday. Diwali is one of my favourite festival. I missed India a lot. The colours, flowers, sweets, diyas…. (and no.. not the crackers). Missed all the liveliness. Here it was just another weekday.

My grandma bought me a silver diya/lamp during my last India trip and it was perfect for this Diwali. The lamp has a Ganesh with five diyas.

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I used few flowers from our garden for the decoration around the lamp. I had paper garlands of jasmine and crossandra which was perfect for the background.

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I also bought some wall stickers and candles from the dollar shop. The wall stickers looked like rangoli. So I used them as fillers/border around the flower arrangement.

We had some sparklers from last year’s Hanabi and thought our little one might be interested. Gk lit them in our garden space and was persuading him to hold it but instead he started yelling Fire! Fire..!! So we had to stop.. 🙂 Although it was a short and quiet Diwali, we enjoyed it.