Hanuman kolam
Created by Lata on 2005-10-21,

Hanuman- The monkey god

Hanuman is a god of supernatural powers, who posseses great health and amazing strength, wit and wisdom. He has the body of a human and monkey, that symbolizes his extraordinary strength and agility. His physical strength, enriched by supernatural powers, was given to him by birth and blessings of Lord Rama for Hanuman's selfless service and devotion. He represents a life of service to God. He is praised for his devotion, ability to help and serve. We worship Hanumanji with offerings of butter, sandalwood paste and a mala (garland) of dal vadas (fried lentil patties).

Hanuman kolam is drawn in the pooja room to invoke the blessings of Lord Hanuman. The mountain here represents your problems, which get driven away by Lord Hanuman. After drawing the Hanuman kolam, devotees chant the Hanuman shlokas.

Jyothi rangoli
Created by Lata on 2005-10-17,

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is celebrated by the hindus world-wide. The word "Deepa" means "light" and "avali" means "a row", which makes Deepavali the "festival of light". Traditional Rangoli motifs adorn the frontyards and entryways of every house. People light earthen lamps called "diya" on this day and thank Goddess Lakshmi for the wealth and happiness that she has bestowed upon them. On this day, people visit friends and relatives and also exchange gifts and sweets. Diwali teaches us to drive away the ignorance, the darkness around us and to uphold the true values of life. This Rangoli pattern shown here is an example for anyone who wants to make a Rangoli. After the outlines are drawn, the rangoli is colored with bright powdered dyes/colored sand.

The Blue star rangoli for hanukkah
Created by Lata on 2005-10-13,

For Hanukkah.

Dotted Kolam 11 - 1
Created by Lata on 2005-05-12,

Please click on the blue arrow located at the bottom of the dot grid, to view the animation.

Vilakku kolam - Lamp dotted Kolam
Created by Lata on 2004-01-13,

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girls kolam
Created by Lata on 2004-01-13,
This is a dotted kolam (connected dots).
Tulasi kolam
Created by Lata on 2004-01-13,

The Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum or the Holy basil) which has several medicinal properties is considered to be a holy plant, by many hindus. The courtyard of every hindu household in India is supposed to have a planter in which Tulasi is grown, and is worshiped everyday. Tulsi leaves are part of the offerings used for Vishnu puja.
Please click on the blue button at the bottom of the dot-grid to start the animation.

Peacocks rangoli
Created by Lata on 2004-01-13,

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful birds in the world and a native of the Indian sub-continent, it is not surprising that the Peacock was anointed as the national bird of India in 1963.

Hailing from the pheasant family, these exotic birds are cherished for their colourful plumes and eggs. The peacocks, more appropriately called peafowls, (peacock refers to the male) are found in lowland forests and hills usually in small groups consisting of one male and several females.

The primary feathers and tail are of chestnut colour and the train is green with bronze and is covered with blue and green spots that appear to be eyes. They enjoy eating seeds, grains and young cobras.