A copycat rangoli of an entry of Diwali 2008 contest by Darshamoola, fetched us a prize in our apartment Diwali contest this year. It was a combined effort of myself and my daughter in law Kavitha assisted by both husbands who took care of my grand daughter till we finished it! The bottom circle is the logo of our apartment which cosumed nearly an hour to draw and shade it!
rangoli of the day
1.Select any Rangoli design.
2.Cut the Sponges in required design.
3.Paste it on accodingly.
Hai to all...this 15x15 dotted kolam was done by me recently...hope u like the colour combination...ur views pl...
Hi friends....a padikolam done by me using recycled colors....awaiting your views
This year we have displayed several Themes apart from the Traditional Step Golu & the Golu is spread over 2 spacious rooms in 2 floors at our residence.
1) 64 ARTS/KALAIGAL :
Lord Krishna learnt 64 Arts from Sandeepani Muni & we have displayed the 64 Art forms ( which was prevalent during those days) with lots of hand decorated / made dolls & articles prepared at home.
2) 16 SELVANGAL
We have displayed the 16 Selvamgal -"PATHINARUM PETRU PERU VAZHVU VAZHGA" with customized dolls & the meaning of each SELVAM is depicted in our Golu.
3) 5 THINAIGAL
Sangam Landscape/Geography was categorized as Kurinji,Mullai,Marutham,Neythal,Palai & we have shown the Landscape,God worshipped during those days,People/their Occupation & the animals in those regions.
4) KOVIL & MANDAPAM DHARSHAN
We printed Huge Banners for - Meenakshi Amman Temple Background to display 3 Devigal ( we made Sulam,Veenai at home & decorated the dolls,one was purchased & 2 dolls were homemade) & 1000 Khal Mandapam backdrop for Pillayar,Murugan,Sakarathazvar sannadhi .We converted a 1 feet doll( lady face –Plaster of Paris doll) into a Kovil Gurukkal ( the doll was kept on top of a empty Gas Cylinder & hands were stitched & attached mustache/beard to give it a masculine appearance!).
We also have depicted Mahabalipuram /Farm House & Chettiar Super Market where he sells Vegetables,Fruits & runs a Juice Shop,Sweet Shop & Home Appliances shop with the help of his wife in the Kids Corner & Dancing Krishna Kolam.
We decided the Themes in the Mid of April 2011 & we started collecting dolls,materials for making dolls depending on our requirement & printed Banners,after searching a lot in the web-for our main Themes & ceiling/wall decoration was done with colorful Thoranams,Thombai to create a Divine atmosphere in the Golu Room.The entire Golu spanning across 2 big rooms/floors was arranged with the help of my Husband-who shared the Idea for all the Themes in our Golu,he helped me completely in arranging the dolls,making the dolls,preparing materials/name boards etc etc.
My Mother in Law,Mom, 80 year old Grandmother helped me in arranging the Golu,Dancing Krishna Kolam,Kasu Malai/doll decoration respectively.
Special Thanks to my 3 ½ year old Daughter Srushtika without her co-operation, this would have not been possible.
Thanks to IKolam for giving us this opportunity.Have attached few photos & couldn't accomodate all Photos of our Themes in our Golu.
Saranya Vijay Rajan
This is a free hand kolam drawn in front of my house on Durga pooja day...
Yellow day-this rangoli was done by me on yellow day by using yellow colour the most....!!!!!
This is the kolam I have put in front of my inlaws house after completing the " viratham " for perumal for purattasi month.
This is a sanskarbharti rangoli.Has the spiral kendradhwani,swastik ,some auspicious symbols decorated with colours.Hope it gives joy to all.I took 10 to 15 minutes to do this.It's all free hand & no stencils.