Creativity and a riot of colours were witnessed at Panjim's Maruti Gad Sarvajanik Ganapati Utsav Committee rangoli competition which was held on September 2. This traditional rangoli depicts Lord Krishna and Ganpati Bappa. The Ganpati rangoli fetched Anisha Naik 2nd prize and Sheetal Koirala bagged the 3rd place for drawing Krishna.
This hyper-realistic rangoli portraits depicting emotions by using different colours are catching people's attention. The one on top fetched Harichandra Chari 6th prize at the competition.
These works by Sujal Shirodkar (top-3rd prize) and Vikas Phadte (bottom) portray old age so flawlessly and beautifully that it is hard to believe that they are actually rangolis.
This 3D rangoli portrait of a child having bath is grabbing a lot of attention. This work of Gautam Udekar has come in for much praise.
This rangoli work by Sitaram Joshi depicts a 'pahadi' (meaning hill) person. Joshi has worked hard to show every line on the man's face making the portrait look so real.
This portrait by Kashinath Chari (7th prize) titled 'India Incredible' shows colours of happiness and unity. It also depicts the country's soul which lives in its villages.
An Indian villager by Darshan Naik won the 5th prize.
These works (both traditional and portraits) are all about the art of storytelling. The top row rangoli of a villager (to the left) won the 2nd prize for Bhumesh Naik and the one just below it (T-5), a traditional art form, won the first prize for Sanjana Redkar.
All the rangolis will be on display till September 9.