I was in India during Marghazhi and had the pleasure of doing kolams along with my sister in law. After finishing we felt we had done a complete exercise routine.
21 to 11 lines.
Mon, 2011-01-31 20:02
paavakkai, chanku, lotus r all in one lovely!!!!-suguna murugesan
Mon, 2011-01-31 20:22
Looks Pretty. Nice colors and you both have done a neat work.
Mon, 2011-01-31 20:34
Lovely big kolam....such a lovely floor u have...
Mon, 2011-01-31 21:16
Nice colour kolam
Mon, 2011-01-31 21:29
Very pretty kolam with a very good choice of colors...a neatly done kolam .
Mon, 2011-01-31 21:57
very pretty conch kolam surrounded by lotus good choice of colors
Good kolam, with very apt colouring too.
Mon, 2011-01-31 23:14
nice one gud one
Mon, 2011-01-31 23:18
Very lovely kolam and good colouring. I agree with you that it gives you a very good exercise (bending, stretching, thinking about the kolam (exercise for the brain), finger movements, etc.). That is why I feel that apart from putting kolams/rangolis during festivals and occasions, the insistence should be on putting the kolam daily. Even if only a small kolam, it should be put on a daily basis in the morning. Our ancestors have set up certain regimens for us, which has some basis and relevance even today.
Mon, 2011-01-31 23:45
Lovely kolam Ganga - gives a wonderful feeling once you have completed the task right?? I personally think it would have looked better if all the shanks were facing the same direction..
Tue, 2011-02-01 00:44
nice work ganga
Tue, 2011-02-01 02:38
Pretty dotted kolam Sangu and lotus looks nice.
Tue, 2011-02-01 04:40
Looks Pretty. Nice colors
Tue, 2011-02-01 10:52
Neatly drawn lotus kolam..-Indira Sundar
Tue, 2011-02-01 12:29
Thanks for your comments . It would be nice if someone can explain in what propotion one needs to mix rice flour and kolam powder along with the colors. We found the colors were a little bit dull.
Wed, 2011-02-02 05:11
Very nice kolam and good colouring.