Rangoli: Independence Day
Rangoli: A pattern with SrI ( శ్రీ )
Rangoli: Happy Fourth of July!
Rangoli: Happy birthday rAjammA!
Rangoli: Freehand OM collage
Rangoli: Four OMs Dotted
Rangoli: One line rangOli

Dots - 1,3,7,9,11,9,7,3,1 (no 5-dot row)
No of lines - 1
This rangOli has some bearing to the problem I posed.

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Islamic art - 1

Grid - 20 x 20 square
Number of lines - two (red and cyan)
Number of motifs - 4
Shape - square
Symmetry - with colours 222 - three mutually perpendicular 180 deg rotations; without colours 422 - two perpendicular 180 deg rotations in the plane and one 90 deg rotation perpendicular to the plane

The basic motif is a 8x8 one. Four of these are joined at corners. This basic motif is a common recurrence in the Islamic architecture. However, this is similar to the hridayakamalams in its general structure.

Enjoy! Regards - mOhana

Rangoli: Hapy dIpAvaLi!

Wishing one and all a happy dIpAvaLi! This is an aiSvarya yantra with lamps filled in all open spaces. Enjoy! Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: OctasOna - 3x2

This is a sOnA pattern with octagons. The basic motif is an octagon arranged in three rows and two columns. This motif is rotated in steps of 45 deg and joined together at the corners. The resultant pattern has an eight-fold symmetry with two colours (red and cyan). The whole pattern looks like a fan with two sets of eight blades in opposite directions. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: OctasOna - 2x3

This rangOli is made of octagons. A basic motif of octagons in two rows and three columns is chosen and rotated in steps of 45 degrees. The point of contact is a corner of the octagon. Such a layout has two lines (sandal and cyan). In the central space is a regular 2x3 sOna square with octagons that has two lines (green and purple). The symmetry of the whole pattern is 422 (a vertical four-fold axis or 90 deg rotation and four two-fold axes (180 deg rotation) in the plane of the figure. A flower at the centre and lamps at the four corners adorn this pattern further. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Happy birthday ikOlam !

My children say that my daily habits are so predictable  There may be an iota of truth in that. Taster’s Choice roasted coffee with Bru, NPR (National public Radio -, the Hindu, cricinfo (, googlenews, eemaaTa ( and ikolam are some of my daily activities. On some days, because of other pressures, there may not be sufficient time to comment. Normally I have at least a glance of ikolam once in a day. On the occasion of its birthday, here is my present. It is an expansion of the ikolam motif. This theme is chosen wishing growth and expansion of this site. The colours red and green are chosen with a purpose. Red stands for youth and green stands for prosperity. May ikolam be ever young and may it ever prosper! Happy birthday ikolam and many happy returns of the day!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Triangular arrangement of rhombuses in hexagonal patterns - 2

Earlier I gave patterns for three and five rhombuses at the base of an equilateral triangle. Today I am giving a hexagonal arrangement of one to seven rhombuses in an equilateral triangle. These are rotated at 60 degree intervals to get the whole figure. This has two lines as seen on the left. In the middle is the starting motif. On the right is the picture obtained with all the three patterns (two given earlier together with today's). This has fourteen lines and four colours to get the hexagonal symmetry. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Old Wine in a new bottle

This is the quickie I mentioned earlier in my blog. The only change I made is using an octagon instead of a square or a circle. Instead of dots I used flowers. At the centre, I placed a lamp. The reason for choosing the octagon is entirely different which I'll explain in a later pattern. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana