Pongal padi kolam

ramhsudha Thu, 10/20/2011 - 06:46

Welcome to ikolam! :) Glad to know you like our site. Your beautiful Kanya kolam is a lovely surprise for us especially since it has four pongal pots deeply burried within. :) Many of our members have asked the reason behind such patterns being called Kanya kolam. I would like to know if you know more about its name. Or did the name originate in Kanyakumari? Thank you for sharing this wonderful art here with all of us.
Thu, 10/20/2011 - 12:56 Permalink

Hi welcome ramhsudha....what a fantastic entry by u...awesome padikolam dear...here there r so many friends who luv padikolams including me...pl keep on sharing ur works either done on paper or on floor....
Thu, 10/20/2011 - 19:09 Permalink

Nice pattern, looking forward to more! Theory number one - When sumangaLi pUja is performed, along with the sumangaLis, an unmarried girl (kanyA) is also seated. Generally everybody is seated on a wooden platform decorated with these type of rangOlis. Since kanyA is there, there is kanyA kOlam. Theory number two - In olden days when marriages were performed, dowry was given to the bride (kanyASulkam), kOlam for the kanyA at the time of marriage when the dowry is offered. Waiting for more theories. Regards! - mOhana
Thu, 10/20/2011 - 19:21 Permalink
Dr.Rekha Shetty

Awesome dear .very cute design nice to know the theory behind this kanya kolam from our sir .Thank u rao sir
Fri, 10/21/2011 - 22:35 Permalink

Welcome to I-Kolam Ram H Sudha. This padi kolam looks awesome dear. As Rani said, we all have a great passion for these type of traditional / padi / Kanya kolams. Please do share with us your lovely work, either done on a paper or on floor. Would love to see ur work done on floor too. Thanks for a new design. Rao sir, thanks for your theories.
Sat, 10/22/2011 - 22:09 Permalink
veena manigandan

Nice design and a very different one. Very nice. Even we call this Kanya kolam - I think this hails from Tirunelveli or Nagercoil as my parents belong to this place and they name padi kolams as Kanya kolam. But i never knew the reason behind this. Thanks Rao Sir for englighting the details of the same.
Mon, 10/24/2011 - 04:53 Permalink

thank u for all those who have commented about my padi/kanya kolam.sorry lata mam i don't know the reason or its origin.i also read rao sir's comment and learnt the reason.thank u sir.yet to post some more padi kolams
Thu, 10/27/2011 - 09:56 Permalink