Sunday, 25 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
Thursday, 22 January 2015
My wife draw this kolam for special occasions.Basically its a simple flower design kolam but you can expand this to any extent based on the size of your entrance & draw it beautifully.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Here is yet another interesting daily kolam design.This pattern may look confusing to you.But its really a simple one to draw if u practice.My neighbours used to ask my wife to teach this kolam whenever she draws it at our entrance.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Doll Kolam Design without dots .Here my wife has drawn 4 dolls to make a big rangoli.You can even draw only one doll for your everyday kolam
Monday, 19 January 2015
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Monday, 12 January 2015
Check out some of the free hand rangoli designs from our house entrance.You can draw these kolams for any special occasions,festivals or on Fridays.Soon i will share some small kolam designs for beginners
As Pongal/Makara Sankrant is around the corner, i thought of sharing my wife’s Pongal kolam designs.I hope these Pongal kolam designs will be helpful & easy to understand.As u all know,Pongal is one of the most important festivals for Tamil people.It is celebrated in the month of January (Thai in Tamil).Its a four days festival which usually takes place from January 13 to 16 i.e., the last day of the Tamil month Margazhi to the third day of Tamil month.Thai Pongal is celebrated all over India in various names like Makara sankranti,Uttarayana.Pongal 2015 falls on 15th of January ie Thursday.As a part of Pongal celebration,we draw different & colorful kolams on all the four days.So Check out my wife’s bhogi kolam & Pongal kolam pictures.Some of these kolam designs are with dots & some are free hand drawings for beginners.Hope u find it useful.
Wish u all a very happy Pongal/Makara Sankranti
Kolam is a drawing generally drawn at the entrance of a house, temple or any other building.Drawing kolam increases the creativity inside you.It has some medical importance too.This is a good old practice of South India. Dried rice flour is to used for drawing kolams which is served as food for ants.There are numerous traditional kolams patterns and lot more can be created depending on the creativity of the person who draws it, it is not drawn like a picture. Patterns are created based on certain systems. Drawing Kolam is practiced by women.Generally women get up early in the morning and clean the area just outside the entrances of their houses,sprinkle the area with water and draw the kolam by dropping the loose dried flour in a controlled way through their forefinger and the thumb.
Mostly the kolam patterns are created based on dots arranged in different types of grid patterns. However, many non-dot based kolam patterns also are available.
Purpose of Kolam Drawing
Purpose of kolams are not merely decorative. Kolam drawing has several social, spiritual and symbolic meanings attached to it.We have a beleif that drawing kolam purify the entrance space and this in turn will invite the goddess of wealth,Lakshmi to enter the house.This would give the house inmates all wealth and prosperity.
It is a good exercise by sitting, standing and moving in patterns while making the kolam. A lot of ozone and thus oxygen-rich atmosphere is healthy to get in the early morning.
Kolam patterns can be drawn in deferent ways.Generally the kolams based on dots can be drawn either by joining the dots by straight or curved lines or patterns can be created by drawing lines between and around the dots.
So friends, Keep drawing kolams in different patterns and invite Goddess Lakshmi to your house.Live healthy & Wealthy :)
Source : https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110604012902AAh8Qvi
Thanks a lot for visiting our space.Let me introduce ourselves to u all.I am Ramalingam, a retired executive officer from Salem Steel Plant ( SAIL).My wife Thiripura Sundhari is my home maker.I live at Salem(Tamilnadu)with my wife.My son Sendhil is married & settled in Bangalore.My daughter Rajeshwari is married & settled at Chennai.We have a lovely grand daughter of my son & handsome grandson of my daughter.We mostly spend time with them whenever possible.My daughter Rajeshwari & my Daughter-in-law Chitra are running food blogs namely Rak’s Kitchen & Chitra’s Food Book.I am happy they are doing a good job in publishing our family’s traditional recipes in their blogs.My wife is well versed in drawing kolam & it has become her favourite hobby.Actually we got married in 1977.My wife took the responsibility of running the family from my mother.She has taken care of my parents very well till their last breathe.As we were residing near the school we used to provide our children good nutritious fresh lunch during their school days right from LKG TO HIGH SCHOOL.My wife looked after them well so that they attended classes regularly & studied well.After our son's & daughter's marriage, we help them too in possible ways to run their family & they are looking after us very well.We started this Kolam blog based on my daughter & Dil's Suggestion.In our Hindu culture, there are different Kolams for different festivals.These are traditionally transferred from their mothers to their daughters.In this blog,we 'll provide all types of kolams drawn by my wife in a detailed manner.I am not well versed in drawing patterns using software.So i will be just capturing my wife's drawings using my digital camera and share the same here.
Hope it will be useful for people who are interested in drawing kolams/Rangoli.Thanks for taking time to read about us.Keep visiting this blog.Have a nice day !
Friday, 9 January 2015
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
As also in Bhavat Geetha lord Krishna Says "Mathangalil nan Margazhi".just i want to share with you these things.