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Alpana Painting
Alpana Painting

Tuhin Sarkar
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Alpana painting is found mostly among the Hindus and the practice can be found in almost every state albeit under different names. In the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh it is Sonha Rakhna and Sanjhi in some other parts.

Posted On : 6/21/2014 12:16:25 AM

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Alpana paintings refer to colourful scared art or painting done on auspicious occasions. This art generally has some spiritual significance. This art is known by different names in various parts of India.

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Monish Mishra
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What are the other names Neha?

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In different states it is known by different names like Kolam in Tamil Nadu, Mandana in Rajasthan, Chaookpurna in Chhattisgarh, Alpana in West Bengal, Aripana in Bihar, Chowk Pujan in Uttar Pradesh, Muggu in Andhra Pradesh and Golam Kolam in Kerala.

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Monish Mishra
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Hey Neha, thanks a lot for the information. It seems you are a painting lover.

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Amrita Poddar
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Alpana painting can be observed in every Bengali house during Lakshmi Puja. This painting is an integral part of this Bengali festival.

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Shruti Kakkar
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Alpana Painting is a fine expression of one`s talent. It requires immense patience and sense of balance to create Alpana Painting.

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Drishti Patel
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Alpana Painting or `Muggu` is basic tradition in South India. Muggu is painted in front of the house every day in the early morning. This is very important in Hindu culture. This symbolizes inviting Goddess Lakshmi to home. If a Hindu house doesn`t have this Muggu in front of their home it is usually considered that something bad happened in their home like death.

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