Freehand Rangoli

Rangoli: Om-rangoli-Margazhi Dew Drops Rangoli Contest - 2010
Created by Sarita das on 2010-01-26,

Free hand rangoli design:
A combination of OM and Lord Ganpati garlanded by flowers, made on the occassion of Makkar Sankranti.

Created by vaidehi on 2010-01-26,

Dot Count - 20 Dots - 10 rows - till 10 on all sides (Straight Dots)

This is the season of Music and Dance and I wanted to portray this in the kolam. First, I decided on the dots count and practiced all the instruments in the dots. The instruments used in the kolam are Veena, Violin, Mirudangam, Tabla, Flute Nathaswaram. Lord Nataraja (Lord of Dance) is depicted in the centre of the kolam.

I dedicate this kolam to all music and dance lovers.


Created by ankita seth on 2010-01-26,

The rangoli is made up of rangoli colors and is free flowing.

Rangoli: School of Fish Rangoli
Created by Lata on 2009-09-18,

This is a dotted rangoli. I had created this rangoli 5 years back. But, back then, we had not introduced the commenting feature, and so, it never got any feedback from any of our members. It was time for these beauties to swim up! Smile

Rangoli: The inspiration kolam of Part 4 of Mr.mOhanaji's story
Created by rajamma_2 on 2009-09-12,

All along I was postponing to draw the easy methods of this kolam.
mOhanaji, I am thrilled to see this pattern finding a place in your wonderful story.
In chennai meet, I did not get time to explain.
Anirudhji, sorry for the delay in giving the details.
There are 2 ways to draw.First put 16 dots in a circular design.
1)After each dot put 3 small lines. The dot and the 3 lines next to it make one set or group.Then start from any one dot join it in a semi circular way in the inner circle to the third line in the following set( leaving inbetween 2 sets.
Then from there continue drawing a small outer semicircle joining it to the dot starting after 2 sets. Repeat this inner, outer curves alternatively till u come to the starting point . If u read this seeing the picture it will be clear.Then putting 3 more parellel lines connecting the left out dots/ lines are easy.
This method gives perfect symmetry.

2)Here no need to explain. Draw eight lines without touching the dots. Then join each lines outside in semi circle to the other line leaving 3 dots in between.Once the main design is completed draw the extra parellel lines.

I do not know whether it is clear. Ask if any doubt.
For me it was a challenge when my sister asked me to try this.

Rangoli: A colourful rangoli
Created by brindhanagesh on 2009-07-25,

Another colorful kolam which I made this second friday of Adi month.

Rangoli: Deepavali Rangoli
Created by samuda on 2009-03-11,

Materials used:

Rangoili powder,
Desired color powders,
Lamp, Tulasi, and any desired flower

Rangoli: Valentine Card
Created by Visitor on 2009-03-02,
This is a freehand rangoli.
Rangoli: Baby Krishna
Created by Diya on 2009-02-20,

I drew this picture of Baby Krishna in my Tamil class, two years ago, when I was 8 years old.

Rangoli: Love rangOli for Valentine's Day
Created by jkmrao on 2009-02-13,

When love meets love
love embraces love
When love touches love
love begets love
When love goes around
love comes around
When love springs up
life flows on
... and on

Regards! - mOhana