Alpana: In Bengal, the womenfolk practise a beautifulart called the Alpana. It usually showcases the cultural sensibility of the people of Bengal. Alpana designs are usually round and are drawn during festivals and on normal occasions too. The beautiful alpana rangoli designs are created using rice powder paste, rice powder, charcoal, color powders and so on. Flowers, colored sand, turmeric powder, pulses etc are used to decorate the alpana designs. Usually the alpana rangolis are passed on from generation to generation. During diwali, round alpanas are drawn in front of goddess Lakshmi and special poojas and rituals are conducted to seek her divine blessings for good wealth and health. The patterns for alpana design are usually feet of goddess lakshmi, sun, lotus, fish etc and based on that several other designs are created. In this post we have added 25 Beautiful alpana rangoli designs for your inspiration.