This is a mirror design dotted kolam. There is an outer frame and an inner frame. The dot count varies for the inner frame and the outer ones. The kolam has interlaced dot style, and is one of my favorite mirror designs. The bird beaks at the ends could be replaced by snakes tongue, if one wants. Clicking on the blue button shows you how to draw.
We would like to wish all our members a very happy festival season. With the winter only couple of weeks away, we are eagerly waiting for the margazhi season to begin! We hope you will share your rangoli/kolam creations with us throughout this auspicious season culminating with the Pongal festival.
Lata I re-arranged the combination of my kolams and here is the first lot of advanced chikku kolams...
This is straight dotted kambi kolam. 65 dots straight line and 33 dots horizontal line.
I have put this Vinayagar kolam for the Times of India margazhi kolam contest and I won the prize worth Rs.25,000/- Designer saree from RMKV. First I put this vinayagar on paper with pencil. It took 2hrs. Then I thought if I drew this kolam with rice flour, would it take more than 3hrs? So, I started this kolam at 3am in the early morning. Dots tooks 2 hrs, after that I finished Vinayagar at around 8.30am in the morning. Behind my house there is space to draw my Vinayagar. In that place we didn't have proper lights. My father and brothers made some temporary arrangements and fixed a small light, and my sister and brother's wife were also up early morning, and they stood in both sides and gave some feedback every now and then (...it looks nice, good, draw the line properly, correctly). My family supports to me a lot.
Hard work never fails. Its god's gift.
Some of the well known temples in India initiate a procession with the devotees and the temple chariot also called the rath in the festival season.
Idols of gods are placed in large chariots or raths which are drawn by the pilgrims. The chariots are approximately 45 feet high and have six wheels. Each year, the rath yatra (procession) draws huge number of devotees from all over the country.
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A very simple kolam. Actually, this probably is the first kolam that kids would be taught when they begin to learn the art of kolam.