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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Peacock Rangoli for Deepavali

Today is ABC Wednesday.
P is for .....

This is a rangoli of a peacock. Rangoli (Kolam) is an ancient folk art and Indian tradition. Rangolis are said to attract good luck, wisdom and wealth, hence they are very popular during Deepavali season and we see a lot of them at the entrances or courtyards of homes, shopping complexes and business premises.

The peacock is the national bird of India and it enjoys full protection under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Deepavali is known as the "Festival of Lights", a celebration of triumph of good over evil, light over darkness. Deepavali is derived from the Sanskrit words, "deep" for lights and "awali" for a row of lights. In Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu is one of the 3 gods who rule the world. It is believed that there are 10 reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. On Deepavali day, Lord Krishna, defeated the evil demon King Narkasura.

In Feng Shui, the heavenly Phoenix is considered king of all our feathered friends. The peacock is also an auspicious symbol. It is placed in the south to attract great opportunity luck and in the southwest to promote harmony among the family members.

ABC Wednesday, Round 7 hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Team of Denise, Roger, Jay, Troy, Barb, Gattina, Sylvia, Annelie, Linda and Helen. To participate and view what others have in mind, please log on to this site.


  1. What an interesting and perfect post for the P Day! I love peacocks! And I really enjoyed reading the information that you included in your post and the photo is beautiful!
    Hope your week is going well!


  2. Peacock on P day, a nice choice. They are a beautiful bird.

  3. A lovely peacock to grace the entrance. Perfect P post.

  4. Pretty peacock. I always love the notion of the Phoenix, rising from the ashes.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. The rangoli is beautifully done!

  6. Fascinating post! The peacock Rangoli has beautiful colors and design.

  7. wow! the peacock rangoli is amazing!

  8. Lot of work in there, but the result is worth it

  9. Beautiful work. What a creative post for P.


    ABC Wednesday Team

  10. Oh, fascinating information! I love this post!


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