Patterns for Rangoli, the colorful folk art made during the Hindu festival Diwali, appear on several websites, including About.com, TheHolidaySpot.com, Rangoli-Designs.com and StyleCraze.com. Amazon.com sells stencils for a fast and easy way to create the colorful decorations.
About.com provides several printable templates for Rangoli designs, all of which feature "diyas," the traditional oil lamps used in Diwali celebrations. The Holiday Spot has a large gallery of Rangoli inspiration, ranging from easy patterns for beginners to more complicated motifs with peacocks, flowers and geometric shapes. In addition, StyleCraze has an inspiration gallery that contains Rangoli patterns suitable for the Diwali celebration. Peacocks, representations of the elephant-headed god Ganesh, flowers and geometric patterns are popular motifs for Rangoli art.