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PONGAL kolams

Discussion in 'Rangoli / Kolam' started by Yashikushi, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Yashikushi

    Yashikushi Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Happy Pongal !!!


    Different Names :

    The art of Kolam is known throughout India but by different names - Sanjhi in Uttar Pradesh, Alpana in Bengal, Mandana in Rajasthan, Chaukpurna in Madhya Pradesh, Rangoli in Maharashtra and Karnataka, Muggulu in Andhra Pradesh and Puvidal in Kerala. Although essentially a Hindu tradition, kolam is also known to the Jains, Buddhists and Parsis. It is said that Gautama Buddha was himself an expert in this art.​

    With the arrival of Pongal ,roads, lanes and by-lanes of South India present a riot of colors, with elaborate Kolam drawn using white and colored powders in front of houses, shops and offices. Kolam (alpana, rangoli) is one of the ancient arts of India that is practiced daily as a sacred ritual. It is the art of creating rice flour or chalk decorations on a sidewalk, doorstep or wall. While the Kolam is drawn throughout the year in most homes in South India, it is especially significant during Pongal.​


    Drawing Pongal Kolam :

    On the day of Pongal, family members jointly draw the kolam with rice flour that can be plain as well as colored. Parallel straight lines can be drawn using a cylindrical rod (Ulakai) as a guide. A kolam can be a plain one or can be artistically drawn with symbols of cosmic interest. The kolam defines the sacred area where the Pongal is prepared.​

    Within the perimeters of kolam, typically, firewood is used to cook the rice. The Pongal is set up in the direct view of the Sun (East). Traditionally, the kolam is laid in the front or side of the house, but in cold climes where cooking indoors with firewood is hazardous, the Pongal can be prepared in kitchen and brought to the location where kolam is set up.​



    With the arrival of Pongal sharing some special kolams from my collection.....
     

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  2. Yashikushi

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    19 - 10 interlaced dots.....

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    13 - 7 interlaced dots .....

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    Start with 19 dots in the center, leave one dot at both ends and stop at 1....[​IMG]

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    Put 17 dots in the center - 3 lines. Leave one dot at both ends and stop at 3......

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  3. Yashikushi

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    18 - 18 parallel dots ......​

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    16 - 16 parallel dots......

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    19 - 19 parallel dots .....

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    15 - 15 parallel dots.....

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  4. pandusk

    pandusk Gold IL'ite

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    Wow..good collection..

    Thanks for helping me out as I was wondering what to put this time, you helped me.
    Pandu
     
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    Nice collections dear......good job...
     
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    Cntd................
     

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    wow, nice collections saroj. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks my friend for the commencing comments.No confusion.Lot to come :crazy:crazy:crazy

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    Thank you so much.
     

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    Pleasurely welcomed my buddy.
     

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