Chikku Kolams

Chariot kolam / Ther kolam

Some of the well known temples in India initiate a procession with the devotees and the temple chariot also called the rath in the festival season.

Idols of gods are placed in large chariots or raths which are drawn by the pilgrims. The chariots are approximately 45 feet high and have six wheels. Each year, the rath yatra (procession) draws huge number of devotees from all over the country.

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This is a chikku kolam.
6x4x2 rangoli

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This is a chikku kolam.
2 x 2

A very simple kolam. Actually, this probably is the first kolam that kids would be taught when they begin to learn the art of kolam.

Dotted kolam - 5x1
This is a chikku kolam.

These little christmas angels are adorable! Lay down the dots and draw an angel in all four directions. There are four angels and four christmas trees around a small symmetrical rangoli.

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Rangoli

This Christmas kolam is an ideal design for your frontyard during the Christmas holidays. It not only beautifies and makes the outside of your home more colorful, but also wishes every passer-by a very "Merry Christmas"!
The grid of dots for this kolam has the following number of dots: the horizontal middle chunk has 4 rows of 16 dots each. Above that, there is a row of 12 dots, followed by 14, 12, 14, 8 and finally 4 dots (one above the other in the sequence given all the way in the UP direction). Now for the other directions: put the same number of dots as in the UP direction i.e 12, 14, 12, 14, 8 and finally 4 dots respectively one below the other row in the DOWN direction. You have to see the picture of dots to make the row of 8 dots (in both up and down directions) because they are irregular, but not difficult to follow. Similarly, you would've to be a bit creative while writing the letter Y in the word MERRY, because you're going to be left with 2 stray dots on either side at the bottom of the Y if you use the capital Y instead of y. Please see the animation to understand what I'm referring to. The flowers in this kolam could be colored red and green to make it look like Poinsettia (keeping the Christmas theme in mind). Dual colors are recommended for the candles. Please click on the blue arrow located at the bottom of the dot grid, to view the animation.

Dotted Kolam 11 - 1

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Bouquet of flowers rangoli

Who wouldn't want to be the lucky recipient of this bouquet of flowers? Please click the blue button located at the bottom of the image, to see the flow of the strokes.

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