15 dots poo kolam for Margazhi
No collection of butterfly rangoli designs can be complete without the common butterfly rangoli with 8 by 8 dot grid. Four butterflies are drawn on four sides with a flower at the centre. There is another common rangoli with the word WELCOME running vertically and horizontally with the butterflies at the corners. The two images show the intermediate steps. It is better to draw the thorax and antennae of the butterfly before drawing the wings. It is easier that way and one will not get confused. Of course we have to make the final design as colourful as possible also because they are butterflies.
Butterfly dotted rangoli or butterfly kolam with dots for Margazhi and Pongal
The next kolam, a butterfly rangoli design without dots. It is combination of butterflies, flowers and leaves. First draw the star shape with two inverted triangles. Between any two sides draw the butterfly designs in blue and yellow ( I am not aware of such a butterfly in nature but give some allowance for my imagination!). Between two butterflies draw the flowers and leaf patterns and add suitable colours to complete the design. A simple rangoli with nature as theme (butterflies, flowers and leaves are congruous and hence suitable for a theme ) for competitions or for festivals. Of course it can be developed further from here. if there are no constraints. This also suitable for Margazhi season when we see many colourful and beautiful kolam designs
Flower kolam without dots for Margazhi and Pongal
Flower kolam without dots with leaves
lotus kolam without dots
Lotus is considered important in rangoli Above I have tried my version of a lotus kolam for Margazhi. The Hridaya kamalam is a lotus viewed from the top. This mandala (or rangoli) above has the side views of four lotuses at right angles to each other. The pattern at the centre can be drawn as shown in the image or we can draw any pattern suitable to draw four lotuses above and around it. First the three-petal motif is drawn and then four flowers are drawn on the four sides. Fill with pink and any other colour to complete the design. If required a circular border can be drawn around it . Since it is an auspicious symbol this design can be used for festivals like Varalakshmi Pooja, Raksha Bandhan and Navaratri.
The same rangoli in the previous stage.. A beautiful and symmetrical rangoli that resembles a wheel. Draw the central triangular patterns coloured in pink and grey. On the arms draw floral patterns and leaf designs above them. It is as if the leaf is protecting the floral designs. Add some simple curved lines with white rangoli powder. While the leaves appear to be anti-clockwise the white patterns are clockwise to give a unique effect to the rangoli. Suitable as a simple rangoli for Diwali.
The design on the left is a complete floral design rangoli. The inner most pattern at the centre has floral petals orange in colour. It is surrounded by a double line border that is actually a flower. On each petal of this flower I have drawn petals or flowers with two different colours, pink and orange. so instead of using different colours for petals of the same flower as in the first two I have tried something different with flowers of different colours to produce another type of multi-colour floral rangoli. It is a free hand design with parallel lines and flowers on the outside are drawn with single lines. After completing the plain rangoli fill with colours and add some white and red or orange lines to depict the petals. Some simple spiral patterns and green leaves are also used.
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may be useful for festivals like Margazhi or any other special occasions