Diwali Rangoli - contest-2009

rajamma_2's picture
About Diwali Rangoli - contest-2009:

In our colony, the flat owners association celebrated Diwali and conducted rangoli competition.I put this rangoli and since it was put on 18th october 2009 for diwali celebration by me I am sending this for ikolam Diwali rangoli contest.

This is a dotted rangoli and the dot count is 15 to 8 inbetween dots and 3,2,1 on all six sides.
I used white rangoli powder to draw the design and used color rangoli powder to fill the design. Ofcourse little diyas kept to welcome Diwali.

Diwali Contest 2009
Rangoli: Diwali Rangoli - contest-2009


dibbutn's picture

Very nice... the black background gives it a computer kolam effect...

lakshmiraghu's picture

shades & effects is excellent... all the best

savithasekar's picture

Colours are really bright. The strokes you used for colouring gives a different glassy look.

Lata's picture

Beautiful and brightly colored rangoli! The basic pattern is very nice, and the shaded-coloring adds to its beauty.
(On a separate note, could you please take a minute to respond to my email? Thank you Lol

jkmrao's picture

Very beautifully executed. Looks like a quilt to me. The fine shades of colour the design has gives it the look of a painting. One little thing, for those blue cubes, a white line could have been drawn to give them a three dimensional look. By chance it happened for those in the east and west (due to the tiling of the floor). Very good work.

If you enjoy in what you do, you are certainly a winner
If you excel in your efforts, you are certainly a winner
Good luck!

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manivasuki62's picture

very nice rangoli.I could not move my eyes. shaded effect is attractive.

judelined's picture

Excellent kolam. The way you have shaded the colours gives the kolam a lovely texture effect.... Bright and bold I must say... All the best Smile

anirudh's picture

the textured coloring method is simply beautiful.....nice geometric design

Venus's picture

Happy diwali

Sarasp's picture

Woh! Beautiful and all the colors stand out on the black background. keep up the good work n all the best!

bharathibhaskar's picture

Excellent kolam,nice shading effect.

Sujatha Srinivasan's picture

Beautiful kolam with good symmetry and nice shading.........................all the best!

pavan kashyap's picture

really looks very bright and beautiful ..nice effect.

ashanagendra's picture


indira sundar's picture

Excellant use of colors with nice designs.....

All the best!

kameswari's picture

Fantastic and shaded colouring is the beauty of the rangoli.

radpri's picture

wow beautiful & super colouring madam..............

radpri's picture

so many colourful & beautiful amendment in ikolam with in a month
and also rajamma madam kolams become day by day colourful & excellent

rajee sriram's picture

Wow such an eye catching rangoli.

Rajusree's picture

Wow eye catching colors and very good symmetry. The perfection speaks for the person who has made this rangoli.

jayamohan's picture

Perfect design, brightly colored!
Your way of filling the colors differently has worked out very well! Best of Luck!

rajes961's picture

very nice and attractive to see.

prathitha's picture

very nice Smile

Mohandoss Rekha's picture

Superb... It is so attractive.. The colouring texture is really a very nice idea.. Very beautiful..

KoteeswariManivel's picture

vvvvvery nice

brindhanagesh's picture

Very neat and brightly coloured symmetrical kolam.. The way of filling colour is nice.

viji_j86's picture

Wow Very bright and colours are pleasing to me.
very well done

varchana's picture

ur kolam is too good mami:)

rajamma_2's picture

Hello friends, my heart felt thanks to all of you for having voted and for passing nice comments.
I never thought my rangoli will get this much appreciation from all of you. Infact this was done during Deepavli celebration in our community hall byme. I got a prize also.Since i came to know about the competetion at the last minute I had no time to think of a new design.Just put one of my earlier kolam .Luckily I had the color powders my son got it from US as gift for me. So put this rangoli in about 45 minutes. And sent the photo for ikolam contest also.Photograpy and the cropping (taught by my sisterinlaw Jayanthy) helped me in presenting it nicely.
So once again thanks for all you.

Lata's picture

45 minutes! सच्ची ? आप कहतीं हैं तो मान लेती हूँ| Smile आप तो कोलम मामी नहीं, कोलम की मालकिन (கோலம் அரசி ) जो हैं! Smile Your rangoli was one among the top five, congratulations! Smile

Your rangoli's basic pattern, your drawing style, your color scheme, your coloring style and your way of presenting it here for the contest, are all very very beautiful Kolam Mami!! So, tell me something; which shop did Mr.Madan (did I get the name right) get the rangoli powder from? I had searched high and low in many shops in our city (including the Indian stores), and I have not seen what I see in this image. Smile
What we get here in the regular craft stores, is colored sand, which is coarser, and not easy to draw with (atleast not for drawing kolam lines, may be fit for using as a filler by pouring). So pleeeaseeeee, enlighten us Kolam Mami! Smile

madhuharini's picture

wowwwwwwRajamji,such a nice kolam,u r the rangoli master also,kannai parikkudhu ponga.

rajamma_2's picture

Lata, Thanks a lot for your appreciation.( which alone made ordinary kolam Payithyam like me to reach this level)Its only the enthusiasm to participate that gives the enrgy.
Regarding the color powder used, my son Madhav and daughter inlaw Swapna say that they bought it from a shop called Hobby ideas( it is there in all places).Any Hobby shops you will get it.. Its called Art colour sand.
Yes Lata, drawing lines is very difficult and while filling on a smooth surface it spreads unevenly.But I used it in the competition, (since they look bright and I had no time to prepare the ordinary color podi mixing with white rangoli powder.)Last year Diwali colmpetition also I used this only.Since the filling takes longer time I adopted this way of drawing lines for filling , though I drew thin lines it spread insuch a way giving a shaded effect.
Basically I like 2 or 3 colors only to be used for rangoli, but for a contest I realised more bright contrast colors attracts the attention of all.
Then last reguest, donot call me mami.( when I got married and entered my sasurall all my sister inlaws's children ..a dozen..in number and half of them of my age, started calling me MAAMI, till then I was only a chithi in my mother's place.Inspite of my protest they call me only Maami). But I like to be called Paatti.Both Sahana and Sashank call me Paatti and little Neel call me 'Rrrraaajam' . So simple "rajam' is enough. Ok !

Lata's picture

Sure, आप कहतीं हैं तो मान लेती हूँ| Smile
Convey my thanks to Mr.Madhav for the tip about the shops. I think I have a few of those sand-bottles in my kitty, but hoping to come across one with a more finer texture. Smile

alameluranganath's picture

rajamma mam romba beautiful rangoli

Bhavyaram's picture

Thank u mam for sharing such a beautiful rangoli.... its too good.....

dsaraswathy's picture

Hapyy diwali Mam
The filling of colur with lines had added a three dimensional look to the kolam,very nice.

suhasini_sd's picture

what a beauty .Cannot express in word.Too gud...