Chikku Kolam

smahalakshmi's picture
About Chikku Kolam : PRINT

This is a chikku kolam that I did today. After finishing I felt that had I placed dots with White Rangoli powder, it would have been still more brighter. The most worst part is that, i made this kolam fast fast with the fear that my son may awake anytime. So before he gets up, I wanted to finish this kolam. As soon as I finished it, I clicked the photo (luckily) immediately. After one hr or so when i opened the door to show this to my hubby, the cleaner boy had already completely removed my kolam and mopped the floor. i felt very bad and it was a great insult to me.

Dotted kolam
Rangoli: Chikku Kolam

Comments

ammuchandhini's picture

Beautiful kolam maha.. very neatly done too...thanks for a new kolam for me...atleast we can be happy atleast we got this place to save and enjoy our creations na....eventhough it vanished so soon from ur floor....

subashini's picture

Ammadi, lovely work you have done dear.don't feel about clener boy's work.Don't you know " don't put pearls before swine".feel happy to took the photo before his cleaning.

smahalakshmi's picture

Thanks Rani and Suba for your encouraging words. You people are right. Atleast I could enjoy the kolam thru this picture. When my hubby opened the door, I was telling him from inside to comment on this. He asked me - where is ur kolam? I thought he is simply making fun of me. When i went out and saw empty space, i was really shocked. Our watchman is a nice guy and he is a tamilian. He'll not tell anything if I make kolams on the entrance. The cleaner boy is a Bangladeshi, he doesn't know about our tradition. so he would have done it unknowingly.

Mahalakshmi

ammuchandhini's picture

Oh this sounds so sad pa....u know what that gift kolam which i did for more than 1-1/2 hrs was washed just within 3 mins after rushing to d terrace to take a snap....d bitter part is it didn't rain heavily pa...just a few drizzles to make a water effect on that huge kolam hhaha...what to do....

smahalakshmi's picture

So sad Rani. That kolam was really pretty and it still remains in my eyes. What to do - it happens like that. In ur case, it is nature made. In my case, it is man made. that's the only difference.

Mahalakshmi

smahalakshmi's picture

Rani, in my previous comment "that kolam" refers to your 'Gift kolam'.

Mahalakshmi

smahalakshmi's picture

I forgot to mention in the message above that this design has been taken from some website when i was browsing for kolam designs.

Mahalakshmi

rajamma_2's picture

Oh! what a lovely chikku kolam. Even the pink color stands out in the red base. where from you got those zigzag puzzle pieces to decorate this kolam?
Regarding vanishing of kolams I too have experienced it. Either rain, wind or cleaners or the neighbouring little angels, headed by my G.son, all do that vanishing act with in seconds, without knowing how much time we spend in creating it.jJst like a rainbow flashing in the sky for a few minutes, our kolams are also as beautiful and shortlived... Thanks for ikolam/ Lata, for preserving them.
rajamma

smahalakshmi's picture

THanks Rajam mam for your lovely comment. "Zig zag Puzzle pieces" - sounds good. It didn't strike me, otherwise i would have named it mu kolam as "Puzzle kolam". I got this design from net browsing only. the original kolam was without dots (blocks type) and I tried to place dots and made this kolam.

Mahalakshmi

dibbutn's picture

Maha dear, this pink beauty is marvelous pa. Very nicely done. I liked the yellow dots too and the amoebae as well Smile

smahalakshmi's picture

Thanks pushpa.

Suguna Murugesan's picture

wow maha very nice n neat chikku kolam!-suguna murugesan

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

so sad dear i know how much bad u felt. i had the same experience with my Radh -krishnar rangoli .I was waiting for my ister in laws comment but when she kept quite i went and saw myself and shocked ...forgeet it .Indeed a lovely koam dear the yellow looks as if you have put the fire(diya,light)in between the gap .Hats off to u dear

umaraja's picture

hai maha, this looks splendid dear with a honey cake color combo
inspite of ur busy schedule u have done a big kolam so prettily, it happens at times esp ly our creative wks get spoiled before we could enjoy with our near and dear ones, my kumil kolam
http://www.ikolam.com/node/23161?p=18207
was actually a 2nd attempt, since my 1st one was spoiled by a strong wind within few minutes after my completion, he he he , i re did d wk with a bit of frustration but felt happy on seeing all ur comments, thanks to lata

smahalakshmi's picture

Thanks Suguna, Dr Rekha (So sad dear and i remember you saying this incident before, i think that was ur submission for Diwali Kolam Contest, if I'm right) and Uma (OMG, hats off to ur patience in re-doing the work and thanks for re-doing it so that we all enjoyed viewing ur kolam).

Mahalakshmi

alameluranganath's picture

in my case mahalakshmi always when i put maa kolam this will happen and wash out. But I used to take pictures immediately. This kolam is really beautiful and gud. Nice.

smahalakshmi's picture

Thanks Priya.

Mahalakshmi

vasanthi's picture

Wow! such a fantastic kolam maha...really superb looking dear...those centre part looks like fire ...
maha...pls don't feel bad dear...atleast in your case by not knowing our tradition, that Bangladeshi boy had done this...in my case...every Friday you know I will decorate my door steps and put kolams..and light diyas na...our people itself will simply stamp or rub the kolam and go off..when I asked one day...they are all telling..."this space is for walking only...not for putting kolams ...if you want you put inside your house"...(see the people's mentality here...)

BalaChandrasekaran's picture

Hai Maha superb kolam, asathiteenga.good col. combo. hereafter tell your cleaning people that a beautiful kolam was there ask your permission before cleaning.I also had the same problem and told our servent maid and nowadays she is asking me whether she can clean my kolam.

smahalakshmi's picture

Thanks Vasanthi & Bala. So everyone of us have same experiences...

Mahalakshmi

julien's picture

maha very beautiful kolam u have done... the colors are good... really i am also sometime angry -somebodies are erase my kolam on foot...
A.Julien

smahalakshmi's picture

Thanks a lot Julien.

Mahalakshmi

lakshmiraghu's picture

wow!!big and beautiful creation maha....looks grand.

smahalakshmi's picture

Thank you very much Lakshmi mam.

Mahalakshmi

BharathiKRaman's picture

very nice and beautiful kolam, searched each mahalakshmi's gallery and found this as yours. The red floor lifts the image of the kolam and the yellow looks very good on it. where are you living as u had mentioned about the bangladeshi boy ? Now that u know ur gallery will be regular visitor.

smahalakshmi's picture

Thanks for your feedback and comment Bharathy amma. Amma, Your suggestions and comments are always welcome. I live in Sharjah and working in Dubai. I don't get an oppurtunity like you to make kolams on regular basis. I make kolams during weekends only.

Mahalakshmi