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Significance of Kolam

Discussion in 'Chitvish on Hindu Culture & Vedanta' started by Chitvish, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Chitvish

    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    My dear Purnima !

    I used to be fascinated no end by pulli ( dot) kolams & it was when trying them, how much it is like solving a puzzle !
    It makes us use our brain as well !
    Very big dot kolams , really pose a challenge !!
    Kolam competitions are becoming increasingly popular in Chennai - you have to see the entries to be amazed & fascinated .
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    sharing my views..........

    hi all,
    Here at cochin we live in apartments all are brahmins, so at front of the each house inorder to draw kolam they have put black tiles in the square shape, rest of the area with mozaic tiles. Here what we do is we grind the rice with little maida , and filter it as thick decoction and pour it in oil can (which we use for the sewing machines to put oil) and at nozzle we put old refil pen's unused white portion, so we can draw thin lines and as we use maida in it the kolam would stay for 2 days also....We draw our own creative designs, traditional puli and padi kolams and we use mehendi patterns too..... as i don't have camera i couldn't show u all the picture of the kolam....
    hats off to chitraji for her articles in this forlum , it opens own mind and soul.
    love
    aarthi
     
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    Hai,
    this is one of my kolams. I had struggled a lot with the computer to resize it and upload. Kindly excuse any mistakes and correct them.
    With warm wishes,
    varloo
     

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    Varloo, it is beautiful !

    You have drawn it with perfect symmetry. Shows my dear friend's expertise in kolam !
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Hai,
    here is another kolam, you can draw it with as many even numbered lines as you like. I shall post more kolams.
    With warm wishes,
    varloo
     

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    Dear Chithra,
    Thanks for the compliment. You are the motivation behind this. I have really stopped drawing big kolams. Now you have rekindled the old flame. Thanks a lot.
    With warm wishes,
    varloo
     
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    very beautiful

    Dear Varloo,

    Very,very beautiful. I admire you and people who can draw kolams, I am myself very far from art. I wish I could make such lovely kolams for my pooja and doorstep. Please post more.

    warm regards
    Vidya
     
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    kolam speciality

    :clap Dear varloo,
    Thank you very much for making us understand the significance of putting kolams on the front of our house every day.

    with regards
    bipasa
     
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    Hello friends !

    This kolam is drawn in the front of my daughter's house, with paint. It is a beautiful geometrical design.
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     

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    A kolam at the entrance !

    This kolam was drawn in the entrance for a function in my daughter's house.
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     

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