balshaya Fri, 04/16/2010 - 11:14
Nice idea to use sandanam powder.Kolam looks cool : )
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 15:22 Permalink

Oh, your kolam smeeling nicely. so u can afford to put Santhanam kolam is it?Even manjal podi will give this effect when mixed with wet rice maavu. This chikku kolam has come out neatl. rajamma
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 19:52 Permalink
Your first 'scented' chikku kolam?? I don't believe it!! Looks too good for a first attempt. Extremely neat work and beautiful symmetry. I am sure the whole place would have had a wonderful smell for a long time :)
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 21:53 Permalink
It doesn't look like your first attempt! You seem to have mastered the art of chikku kolam!
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 23:03 Permalink
very neat. first attempt not able to believe.
Fri, 04/16/2010 - 23:09 Permalink
Padma Prakash
Excellent start for the sikku kolam. I agree with the others. It looks as if it is drawn from an experienced hand. Thank you and good luck.
Sat, 04/17/2010 - 01:06 Permalink
Very nice sweet smelling kolam. Chuzhikolathin azhage thani thaan. White colour tiled flooril, idupol yellow colur kolam pottaal, podumpodhu sariyaaga theriyum {Padma, please note the point]..
Sat, 04/17/2010 - 05:50 Permalink
hai just can't believe its yr first attempt yr strokes r so good.. keep it up
Sat, 04/17/2010 - 06:30 Permalink
Doesn't look like the first attempt. Very well drawn. Mana manamkkum kolam.
Sat, 04/17/2010 - 12:39 Permalink

This is a lovely kOlam! I like it. The colour too is catchy :-) By the way, pardon my ignorance, what is santAnam powder? I know what santAnam is and what powder is, but not what the combination means. Regards! - mOhana
Sat, 04/17/2010 - 18:48 Permalink

In reply to by jkmrao

Sandhanam powder is sandalwood powder. You get sandalwood powder balls available in stores. We just have to mix a ball with some water, in order to get the paste, for our use (this is what we use for Chandan-kumkum bindis for the god's pictures/shrines etc) Very nice work! Thanks for sharing your fragrant artwork with all of us.
Sat, 04/17/2010 - 20:02 Permalink
hello everyone...well, ive dona a few rangoli's using broken rice before bt this is my first attempt at chikku kolam..i can do free-hand, i guess dat gave me advantage in doing this type of kolam..thanx alot for all d comments:)
Sun, 04/18/2010 - 12:09 Permalink
Too good for a first attempt (I still smile at my first one) and chandanam effect looks good
Mon, 04/19/2010 - 05:52 Permalink
Nice scented chikku kolam. This is very neat and beautiful for the first attempt.
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 03:01 Permalink
nice sikku scented kolam. i had tried this on paper to copy partially for the border but got knotted :( ... hence left it half a way, may be next time should give a try.
Tue, 04/20/2010 - 03:09 Permalink
looks different hsa come out very nice...
Thu, 04/22/2010 - 22:55 Permalink