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About Rangoli >> Myths and Beliefs
Myths and Beliefs
Kolam the South Indian Rangoli art is traced back thousands of years. Rangoli is drawn in front of homes to welcome the new guest, good luck, and fortune. But it is believed that Kolam or Rangoli is drawn to control the ants inside the home.
Yes, even 100 years back the Rangoli was drawn using the coarse ground rice powder. The ants would take the particles of rice and go out of home. And also by quenching the hunger of the ants the family would also get good fortune. Due to cost and other difficulties in making this method people started use coarse ground white sand what we call “kolam powder”. It resembles rice powder. Now-a-days people complaining that ants are destroying eatables inside home. It may be a one of the reasons that we gave up the method of using rice powder Kolam.
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