Significance of Hrudaya Kamalam
Hirudaya Kamalam is said to be the auspicious kolam/Rangoli which is drawn in front of Pooja Mantap/Room mostly for Friday’s Maha Lakshmi Pooja.Hridaya kamalam is a lotus obtained by joining 16 petals.It is drawn to ensure success & wealth. This is prevalant in Tamilnadu.It contains the letter Sri at the centre, five dots at equal distances is put above this letter 'sri', 5dots below, 5 dots horizontally on the right and another on the left. Similarly at each diagonal 5 dots are put.Then they are joined by a single line so as to appear as petals of a lotus flower.Flowers are arranged around this lotus form and while lighting the holy lamp Matha Mahalakshmi is invoked and assumed to occupy the centre of the Lotus where the letter 'Sri' is written. Devotees offer pojas and chant mantras on Mahalakshmi and pray for her blessings.The Hridaya Kamalam kolam is like a Tantra, with the Yantra and a beeja mantra in the centre. This type of kolam is sacred and one has to take care that it is never trampled on.
To pray Mahalakshmi the consort of Mahavishnu on this lotus rangoli (hrudaya kamalam) makes the environment a divine one and every one feels blessed by the Goddess.This culture is also seen in Andhra, Karnataka and Kerala.
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To draw this kolam, first keep 11 dots vertically & from the 6 th dot,keep 5 dots in all the 5 sides as shown in the picture.Join 1,3,5 and from 5 th dot join 2,4.Follow this sequence.Please refer the video & image below.
Please check the video link here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGAU16iF9GM
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