SrIpAdarAya, perhaps the founder of the karNATaka system of music, composed a song bhUshaNake bhUshaNa. In it he mentions aalayake bhUshaNa tulasi bRndAvana (tulasi bRMdAvana is the ornament for a temple). You may hear this song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV_LaxgK-qM .
Here is a dotted rangOli for tulasi bRndAvana. The central pattern is the brRndAvana and the outer design is the rangOli for it. I will discuss more about this and others of this class in great detail in my blog at a later time. This is a part of my ongoing research on the sOna patterns. Anybody willing to reproduce it? Enjoy!
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