My akka mung rangoli

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

Dear friends I know this is very very silly but frankly speaking I am very much attracted by the oov kolam of our dear sowmya .yesterday I was about to soak the tuvar dal instantly I got one jatka I pulled one old table of mine which can’t stand straight in his leg always dancing …..on that dancing I tried this .(very difficult to control the legumes on the dancing table they started running here and there .Sowmya sorry for not taking your approval .please give me a feed back

Rangoli: My akka mung rangoli


Lata's picture

Nice idea to use the moon as a backdrop. The boat and the tree looks pretty good. Must've taken you quite some time to get them in this order. Smile

Just to let you know; the embroidery file was too dark, and so couldn't publish it.

Lata's picture

What does akka mean? In this context (title), is it kannada?

Lata's picture

My guess is - akka must be green gram dal in kannada? I'll google and figure out. :0

Lata's picture

I was surprised to find out that akka is actually a hindi word, sometimes used to address dals.
To those of you who might not be aware of this, akka in this context is actually the mung dal (green gram).

Akka dal

jkmrao's picture

You see, the word dal is used only for the split ones. toor DAl means split toor. The whole ones are simply toor. Still to make it sure that it is whole the word akka is used. akka means "any" whole lentil, not moong alone. In this pattern, it is whole moong. By the way, it is a nice try.

Regards! - mOhana

Lata's picture

Good to know, Mohanaji. Somehow most of us (in my family/relatives, and friends) got used to referring any type of lentils as dal, whether whole or split. Thanks for the clarification. I was just reading about the same in the google-book link that I had posted here a while ago.
Dr.Rekha, please let me know if you want me to take off the word "dal" from the title. Smile

BalaChandrasekaran's picture

HAI rekha really wonderfulpa,the white round background the green colour dal added beauty for your try.

ammuchandhini's picture

Wow...rekha mam...this post brought out an instant smile on my face without seeing whose it is or what description ....very cutely made design by u dear...looks like two astronauts r walking on d moon....oh moon has even a tree....nice attempt dear....

Suguna Murugesan's picture

wow amazing mam:) suguna murugesan

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

Lata i appreciate ur minute observation and the research on that .yes rao sir is right akka means whole grains and dal means splittedd one .Lata as u wish .even if u keep the word dal no problem .Lata ,rao sir ,ammu ,bala ,suguna thank u very much for encouraging me with ur lovely words

nithyaashok's picture

Madam, superb imagination and nicely arranged. Lovely

smahalakshmi's picture

Dr. Ji, splendid job. At first, i thought u have arranged it in Thermocol disposable plates. Nice attempt dear.


julien's picture

wowooooooooooowwwwwwwwww reka mam... wht is this... great work..... lovely akka mung rangoli .. boat riding, and tree, the man then natural beauties... nice work... (the dancing table look like - moon)

vijaysowmya's picture

Wow!!! Rekhaji indeed a beautiful and very neat piece of art by you. Nice imagination and so well executed.

dibbutn's picture

Wow Rekha maam, nice one dear... so glad to see a submission from u.

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

Thank u maha,nithya,july and push for ur nice encouraging comments .

Radhikha 3's picture

Rekha Mam Nice idea with moon back drop ..