Here are the kolams and rangolis in this page:
  • Chariot chikku kolam
  • Chikku kolam
  • Independence Day - India rangoli
  • Karthigai Deepam kolam
  • Bouquet of flowers rangoli
  • Chikku kolam
  • Circular Chikku kolam
  • Chikku kolam
  • Mirror Kolam
  • Nepenthes -- the pitcher plant
Rangoli: Chariot chikku kolam
Created by Lata on 2009-10-16,

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Diwali!
(Please click on the blue arrow, at the bottom left corner for the animation).

Chikku kolam
Created by Lata on 2009-08-26,

This is a chiku kolam from my mom's collection of designs. I had borrowed her notebook of kolams a few years ago, when I had started this site. This design is also for a member of this site (Mr/Ms ilavenil), who had asked about how to get started in making this chiku kolam (

Independence Day - India rangoli
Created by Lata on 2008-08-13,

Please click on the blue button located at the bottom of the dot grid, to start/stop the animation.

Karthigai Deepam kolam
Created by Lata on 2005-11-03,

This is a dotted Karthigai deepam rangoli, and the strokes are animated to show the drawing procedure.
Please click on the blue button seen at the bottom of the image.

Bouquet of flowers rangoli
Created by Lata on 2005-05-11,

Who wouldn't want to be the lucky recipient of this bouquet of flowers? Please click the blue button located at the bottom of the image, to see the flow of the strokes.

Chikku kolam
Created by Lata on 2010-12-05,

Here is an animated chikku kolam. Dots: 9 to 1

Circular Chikku kolam
Created by Lata on 2010-12-04,

Here is an animated circular dotted kolam that I'm uploading after a long time. It has 17 dots at the center line followed by 15, and then it varies. Hope you enjoy it. Smile

Chikku kolam
Created by Lata on 2010-08-10,

I got interested in making this chikku kolam, after I had read the comments from Jayanthi's kolam ( In order to show the design without any borders/frills, I have drawn the strokes and omitted the central netted square filler that we see in Jayanthi's design. I'm hoping Dawn would find this easy. Smile

Mirror Kolam
Created by Lata on 2010-08-06,

This is a mirror design dotted kolam. There is an outer frame and an inner frame. The dot count varies for the inner frame and the outer ones. The kolam has interlaced dot style, and is one of my favorite mirror designs. The bird beaks at the ends could be replaced by snakes tongue, if one wants. Smile Clicking on the blue button shows you how to draw.

Nepenthes --  the pitcher plant
Created by Lata on 2010-06-08,

It has been my dream to make a rangoli that represents one of my favorite plants; the Pitcher plant - Nepenthes. There are many variations when it comes to the shape and color of the Pitcher plant. Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants. Plants consist of specialized leaves in the shape of a pitcher which contains liquid. The insects get attracted to the pitcher and drown in the liquid. The plant absorbs the contents over a period of few days. The comments tag leads you to a detail page, that has the flies-animation file. There are 8 flies zooming around that get settled (trapped) on the dots that were intentionally left over within the pitcher (2 per pitcher). This is a dotted kolam; 15x1, parallel style. Here is one species of Nepenthes:

The flower is equally interesting both in terms of the petal-shape and color: