lakshmiraghu's picture

Hi..this is the first step of Durga pooja ..rangoli was drawn and it was decorated with flowers by Acharyas ...as the pooja went on...the other 2 photos follows...

navrathri 2010


Lata's picture

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this here so quickly, Lakshmi. Smile

Lata's picture

How come I wasn't invited? Cray 2

ammuchandhini's picture

Wow Lakshmiii...d whole pic is itself soo divine...its doing something to me inside my mind....I too repeat Latha's comment....he hee....

jaanu's picture

very very neatly done.
thnx for sharing these type of designs inspire us for free hand kolams.
I wil definitely use ideas of these type of kolams
Thnx for sharing.

vijaysowmya's picture

very nice one...In kerala Bhagavathy sevai (pooja for Ambal) is done on such type of kolams called kalam which is drawn by the pujari himself...there are different designs and each one is unique .....during adi maasam we get to see these everyday in the kerala temples.....is this the same pooja? just shared my thoughts...

judelined's picture

Beautiful colours Lax - kolam and the lamp makes it look so divine - sorry I could not make it Sad

P.Veni's picture

Kolam and the lamp looks so divine,lakshmi.Thanks for sharing..

smahalakshmi's picture

Lakshmi Mam,

Very neat arrangement. Kolam with silver lamps looks so divine. Looks like Bhagavathy sevai.


Vinci's picture

Looks like a carpet.. Nice..

kameswari's picture

Beautiful carpet design. Lamps add more divinity to the kolam.

sivaram.manju's picture

It looks very beautiful and divine.

jayamohan's picture

Looks divine! Awaiting for the rest of the rangolis!
Vijaysowmya, Lakshmi said it is Durga pooja done on the ashtami day of Navaraathri. I too feel that it is similar to the 'Bhagavathi sevai' done in Kerala temples/houses during aadi/thai vellikizhamais and also Navrathri. These rangolis are called yanthrams and done by poojaris themselves.

jkmrao's picture

Great work and colouring, very divine. Yes, we too celebrate sarasvatIpUjA on saptami, durgApUjA on ashTami and lakshmIpUjA on navami. In fact, my father used to light two nandAdIpAs or akhanDajyOtis during the daSarA, one on the first day with ippa oil and the other on the seventh day with clarified butter. It was sometime, our chore to replenish the oil or ghee to the lamps.

Regards! - mOhana

lakshmiraghu's picture

Oh!!Lata u din't get my invitation?? I did sent by courier to you ..think it shuld be couriers mistake..hehehe....don't worry next time when ur in chennai i will arrange this pooja specially for you....
mOhanaji..yes we also follow the same method... thank you friends..........

sjnt's picture

Nice one .centre design is captivating. Since u did not draw this, my alphabetical order comments r reserved for ur next kolam.

viji_j86's picture

Hi friends.......
I am the lucky one to enjoy the beauty in person and felt the divine pooja in person.
It was so great.

indira sundar's picture

Looks so divine.... rangoli is very beautiful...-Indira Sundar

madhuharini's picture

Very divine and thank u for sharing.