Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Spring (Holi) Kolam

Let us celebrate arrival of spring and the Holi with a colorful Kolam.

The month of March (Phalgun in India) ushers in spring when seeds sprout, flowers bloom and the gloom of the winter gives way to bright summer. Birds come out in large number and enjoy the spring season.

A Kolam to represent this lovely atmosphere is designed below with a flower in the middle and surrounded by birds. In the first one, 15 dots in five lines in the middle and reduced by two in stages to end with five dots on both sides is presented.

If you find above little tough, try the smaller version of 8 dots in eight lines which will give a square shape.

Color the flower as well as to the birds, with Rangoli powder, as per your imagination and celebrate Holi in its true spirit. As usual give me your feedback and keep visiting the blog to get more updates. Like us and upload your own images to

Wish you all a happy time ahead. 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Kolam For Beginners - Part II

Hello everybody,

In the previous blog for beginners I gave some ideas on Kolams of 3 dots and 3 lines.   I also explained how to expand the same to a bigger size Kolam.

Now in the first sheet, keeping the same 3 dots, 3 lines, I have drawn different designs both in short form and expanded form.  Please try this and hope you will enjoy the same.

In the second sheet, I have tried to give you some ideas on how to draw four dots, four line Kolams, both in single formation and expanded formation.

In the final drawing, a bigger Kolam is drawn by extending the dots, as explained in my previous blog. The point to be remembered is that in single design, we close the ends, while extending the same to a bigger one; we keep open the ends to connect to the next formation.

Any questions/clarification required, please do not hesitate to drop your comments. You can also leave your own drawings on for others to see. Don’t forget to “Like” us Facebook.

See you next with some new idea, until then let this great tradition be pursued with all earnestness.