jkmrao's picture

Th telugu word for rangOli or kOlam is muggu. There is literary evidence for the decoration of households with muggu even in the 14th century. That is why I beg to disagree with a recent essay in American Scientit saying that these patterns originated in the 18th or the 19th century. Here is a pattern that is made of the word muggu ( ముగ్గు ). Enjoy!

Regards! - mOhana

Rangoli: muggu


BalaChandrasekaran's picture

Fantastic sir, thank you for sharing with us.

Lata's picture

Nice beetle leaves hearts! Smile
I wonder how different is the word muggulu from muggu. I had registered around the same time when this site was started.

jkmrao's picture

muggulu is the plural of muggu as kOlams is the plural of kOlam.

Regards! - mOhana

jkmrao's picture

It must read -
muggulu is the plural of muggu as kOlangaL is the plural of kOlam.

Regards! - mOhana

ammuchandhini's picture

Awesome pattern with d letters jkm sir....nice pink and green on a black base....

smahalakshmi's picture

Superb design with the words 'muggu' in telugu script.


umaraja's picture

though i couldnt understand d telugu script this design looks detailed and appealing

subashini's picture

very nice muggu pattern.

Suguna Murugesan's picture

ur muggu is chala baagundhi! (romba nalla irukku)!-suguna murugesan

vijaysowmya's picture

excellent pattern...

rajamma_2's picture

the Telugu script itself is very cute one and when used in forming a muggu?) it is more beautiful.( How about others also try like this in their mother tonguel

BharathiKRaman's picture

wonderful design,though we are unable to understand. But certainly can appreciate the effort and the neatness.