Margazhi dew drops kolam contest 2011

anirudh's picture

God's decorated entrance
This a combo design of many sikkus, in my collections as well as from iKolam. The towers are derived from No75 design in mOhanaji's kolam book. Since it became bigger, i had to go to the terrace top :). Tried my best to add colors, but wind & time did not allow, hope to make a smaller version with colors sometime.
Dot count basic layout of 45 X 33 and remove excess dots. Else 45 X 20 then in steps for the towers.
Sun in center is separate with 24 dots in circle, can be extended as needed. (with Om written in kannada). Your views & suggestions please.

Rangoli: Margazhi dew drops kolam contest 2011


jayamohan's picture

Wow Anirudh! It's Simply beautiful! Thank God, you didn't color this! The gopurams, hanging lamps and circular Sun with 'om' inside....everything is perfect on a natural floor! Btw, how long did you take to draw this, that too outdoors?

indira sundar's picture

Anirudh., you are very creative... Excellent presentation... thanks for the treat...All the best!-Indira Sundar

ammuchandhini's picture

WOW..anirudh...what a perfect kolam with even perfect strokes....d angle of d pic taken is too good...all d best...

dibbutn's picture

Superb Anirudh... even though u didnt color it, it looks just splendid... I am so glad u participated... ur an example to all those people who fear chikku kolams... very well done,

umaraja's picture

hai anirudh, such a neat presentation makes me astonished, d foto is also taken in an exact way that it projects the design prettily, all d best

mvrajitha's picture

Very great job Anirudh. The picture angle is too good. All the best

Vinci's picture

Astounding Presentation!! The strokes especially the curvy ones (the flame) are too appealing, I bet I can't draw like you. The top manapams look pretty. All the best.

vijaysowmya's picture

Wow...Fabulous creation from you .... ...every thing in this kolam is perfect...all the best..

chandy's picture

Very beautiful. Fort walls and gate

rajee sriram's picture


Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

Loks like as if you have done the rangoli on the wall instead of floor.Very nice,simple and neat.All the proud that you are already a winner by participating in this contest

Indubabu's picture

Very beautiful kolam. It looks nice even without any colours. - Indu

Pragaya's picture

Very very beautiful, angular chikku kolam. Nicely and neatly drawn thin lines. Good you did not colour this. All the best.

subashini's picture

Every thing is perfect in your beautiful.All the best.

brindhanagesh's picture

I admire your creativity and love towards the art, Anirudh. Excellently designed and executed kolam!

veena manigandan's picture

Great entrance! Fine strokes - hanging lamps and nice chikku way of sun and white colour combines to provide a red carpet welcome to God. Very nice.

rajapriyaks's picture

gateway of ikolam???so nice

judelined's picture

Wow Anirudh you have left me dumbstruck here. An absolute wonder this one is - reminds me of my Jaipur trip - looks like one of the palace entrances. Amazing white beauty this one is. all the best

anirudh's picture

thanks to all.....its all the inspirations and learnings i got through ikolam.
jayaji thanks soo much... i took around 3hrs to complete..
raniji,rajitha, umaji thank you, i was standing next to the water tank to take this picture, so that i could get the picture in full Smile
thanks pushpaji.....yes, i also used to fear its been more challenges to slove Smile ...going by the mantra: solve/ love sikku...solve all problems in life.
thanks vinciji, its little practice i think....everyone of us can make it.....i too had made horrible ones in the begining Smile
brindhaji, judy thank you soo much, i have learnt a lot from all your kolams.....thanks again.

P.Veni's picture

Excellent creative work.Simply superb,All the best.

lakshmiraghu's picture

Anirudh avare all the best!!excellent creation. Amazing white beauty..crispy strokes hats off to you patience..keep it up

Sarasp's picture

This looks amazing ! Chikku design in a different stlye and looks too good in white Smile keep it up !
All the best Smile

bsindhuja's picture

A different style of chikku kolam - reminds me of a traditional archway to a temple. Beautifully drawn. All the best.

arunasri's picture

Great entrance! Fine strokes - hanging lamps and nice chikku way of sun and white colour combines to provide a red carpet welcome to God. Very nice. arunasri

kameswari's picture

Marvellous, excellent, perfect what not. Hats off for the creation Anirudhji. Looks like real Chikku towers welcoming all of us. All the best.

rajamma_2's picture

Anirudh, so many time I opened this page and kept admiring. could not get proper words to express my appreciation.
Design... A well thought out complicated design choosen, which gives a real challenge in executing it.
Dot count..... It is not easy to put this in a short time without referring the pape drawingr.. You have done it perfectly .
Drwaing...... Excellent. The strokes are very neat and at the bottom they are round and at the top of the towers they are elongated with a stylish twists and turns.The rays of the sun, the flames of the deepams and the cute wall/ attached deepams, hanging ones and the top circles in the centre towers are all drawn extremely artistic.
The base......the terrece floor is giving an ancient look to this kolam, as thought it is drawn in an old Mahal,.
centuries ago .
Photography........wonderful, it gives the perfect effect as though we are standing infront of the tower, thanks for taking the trouble of climbing up the water tank to click this beauty in this angle.
Coloring........ With only white color podi you have created such a beauty, I donot think colors will give this effect. ( Anyhow if you color it and upload we are ready to admire that also)
So on the whole a " Towering Beauty"!,


Bhavani Mayilvahanan's picture

I don't know words to express my admiration ..... Heavenly Kolam .... And the photography has very much enhanced the beauty ..... nice and cute strokes ............ all the best

smahalakshmi's picture

Excellent execution Anirudhji. Very beautiful. All the best to you.


indu.rkc's picture

wonderful kolam!

Padma Prakash's picture

Hi Anirudh, very creative and a unique kolam. The design is complex and I liked the thin lines. All d best.

anirudh's picture

thanks a lot ..veniji, saras ma'm, sindhu ma'm, arunasri ma'm, kameswari ma'm, bhavini ma'm, mahalakshmi ma'm, indu ma'm.

lakshmiavare..thumba thumba dhanyavaadagalu.....i was waiting for a carpet sikku design from you...hope to see one from you in near future.
padmaavare thumba thumba dhanyavaadagalu.

rajammaji ..many many thanks for your lovely encouraging comments. this helps to do more designs...and thanks for honouring title...soo nice of you...thanks again.

hema131177's picture

Excellent Kolam

dsaraswathy's picture

The kolam is done very well.
The three dimensional effect is created by single colour.

sudhabalakrishnan's picture

Anirudh , what to say excellent creation, lovely strokes, divinely look, nice shape for the gopuras, tangling diyas, A BIG FIVE STAR for this wonderful kolam. All the best Ani

anirudh's picture

thanks hema ma,m, saraswathy ma'm
sudha....thumba thumba dhanyavaadagalu

rajamma_2's picture

Anirudh, though yours is not a vote catching entry it is definitely a heart-winning one! Rajamma and Jaya

anirudh's picture

thanks rajammaji & jayaji.....participation itself was great and i am more happy with all the wishes & blessings,