Shiva Lingala Muggu
Friends I am so sorry I could not post this Rangoli in time for Shiva Ratri. I was so busy travelling. Shiva Ratri is an important festival for us Indians, more so for us Andhras. Andhra was earlier known as and refereed to in ancient texts as Tri Linga Desam- a state where there are three Lingas of Shiva. Tri Linga with time became Telugu as shown below. We are Telugus and our language is also known as Telugu.
The three Lingas are:
- Lord Bheemeswara at Draksharamam (East Godavari district),
- Lord Kaleswara at Kaleswaram (Karimnagar district) and
- Lord Mallikarjuna at Srisailam (Kurnool district).
Linga is the form in which Lord Shiva is worshipped. Shiva Ratri is the day when Lord Shiva is worshipped through out the day and night. Ratri means Night. It is believed that at 12 mid night on Shiva Rartri, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Linga. Hence that day we keep fast and also keep awake the whole night. It is an important festival for our State.
Here is the Rangoli I created for Shiva Ratri:
Shiva Ratri or Shiva Lingam Muggu
Shiva Ratri or Shiva Lingam Muggu-closer view
The dots for this Rangoli are 15 to 1- straight dots placed like this:
Then join as shown in the Rangoli
Hope you like this. This Rangoli can be used for any special occasion like Puja at home or during the month of Karthika.