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Rangoli: Freehand OM collage
Rangoli: Four OMs Dotted
Rangoli: Triangular arrangement of rhombuses in hexagonal patterns

Earlier, I gave patterns of squares in a right angled triangle arranged as squares. Today I am giving hexagonal patterns of rhombuses (two back-to-back equilateral triangles) in equilateral triangles. The figure on the right gives the pattern with three rhombuses at the base. The figure on the left gives the pattern with five such rhombuses. The basic motifs are also shown separately. Enjoy! Regards - mOhana

Rangoli: My navarAtri rangOli and doll display

Please read the contents at in order to understand and appreciate this pattern. As I mentioned in the blog, building squares in a triangular fashion yields a single line chikku kOlam. Taking it and rotating it by 90, 180 and 270 deg and building all into a square gives a pattern with two lines. If the triangular base has three squares, we get a very simple and familiar pattern. With five squares at the base, a bit more complicated pattern results. How these were obtained was explained in detail there. Today, I am presenting the next two patterns in this progression with seven and nine squares at the base of the triangle. I added a twist to the whole exercise. Each bigger pattern contains the next smaller pattern inscribed into it after a rotation of 45 deg. Thus we have in the same rangOli patterns with 9, 7, 5 and 3 squares at the base of the triangle. Each of these patterns has only two lines. I call this not only rangOli, but also a display of dolls because for it, there should be dolls. The whole rangOli is like matryoshka dolls, one inside the other. In this respect, the pattern inside the pattern inside the pattern inside the pattern is like the matryoshka dolls. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: tulasi bRndAvana

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 . purandaradAsa too wrote a song ollanO hari koLLanO ella sAdhanaviddu tuLasi illada pUje (SrI hari will not accept worship without tuLasi even if all other elements are present). You may listen to this song at . I have drawn a two line chikku kOlam of a tulasIbRndAvana for all ladies on the forum, particularly for two whose names begin with the letter l. One is very fond of tulasi mADam and the other draws so many colourful rangOlis before tulasi Smile Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: sona square in a sona square

Here is a sona square in a sona square. The inner square is made up of 5x2 sona patterns and the outer square is made up of 11x3 sona patterns. These two are connected in such a way that maximum symmetry results. The voids are appropriately decorated. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Prayer mat

I wanted to draw some pattern without much aim and it ended as what I call a prayer mat. Enjoy! RegardS! - mOhana

Rangoli: Homework-2

This is the second homework, the design on the right side. The changes I made are obvious with the lines inside and outside being continuous. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: Homework-1

This is based on the lhs pattern of the basic designs. I borrowed the peanut shape from that and created this pattern as per my imagination. Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: vinAyaka chaviti special :-)

Many people have uploaded vinAyaka. But I made a chikku rangOli for vinAyaka's favourite, his mUshika. It has four of these and has two lines. I haven't given separate colours as it is too big. I started it yesterday, but could finish it only today. There is also a mouse overlay on one for guidance. Enjoy! Regards! - mOhana