Hridaya kamalam - Lotus kolam for Friday


Hridaya kamala kolam - a dots kolam for Friday for Puja room

The rangoli after completion with just white rangoli powder. Usually it is drawn this way with a kaavi (red ) border.

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Usually drawn in white with kaavi border, I have used colours for the sequence and also have another picture with colours filled to give an idea for those who wish to learn this kolam  ( also called Lakshmi muggu ) how the petals are formed.  
This is the famous Hridaya kamalam. Lotus is used widely in rangolis and in auspicious rangolis too. This lotus design is a revered rangoli.   This rangoli and  hase rangoli are considered  to be very auspicious and hence considered to be Godess Laksmi's favourites. This is meant only for pooja rooms and is not recommended for door ways, entrances. The following three images show the first three stages in drawing this lotus rangoli.  The first image shows the first step after the dot pattern.  The second image shows the continuity in the design in the order  1,4,2,5,3,1. Similarly the third image starts from where the second stage ends.  The rangoli is continued till all the dots are used up to get the Hridaya kamalam rangoli or Lakshmi Hrudaya rangoli

lotus-rangoli-b.jpglotus-rangoli-a.jpglotus-rangoli-c.jpg My mother used to draw this near the Tulsi plant.    I observed her and learnt to draw this.    There are many methods to draw any rangoli with dots.  This is one of the methods.  Place a central dot and place five dots radially in eight directions as shown.  Join the dots in the order 1,4,2,5,3,1,4,2,5,3.... The dot count is without the central dot. The video above is a series of photos showing the step by step to draw the rangoli.  I have added two types of this rangoli.  The first one has been drawn with a different colour for each sequence of dots 1,4,2,5,3.  The result is a design with four different colours. The second design is  the first  design with colours filled. This is also the  first rangoli with dots in  Rangoli-sans-dots ( considering that it means rangoli without dots because sans means without).  Though I would like to focus on rangoli without dots, it also not possible to to have a rangoli collection without rangoli with dots ( Hope I am not confusing !) So there will be many rangoli designs with dots and sans dots.  It is coincidental  that  this design is the 108th in Rangoli-sans-dots. An important devara mane rangoli



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Probably this is the only rangoli that is drawn showing the top view of a lotus.  Usually we draw the lotus viewed from a side.

1. Where is this rangoli drawn

Usually this rangoli is meant for Puja room, Tulsi plant and on the plank on which Ganesh Puja, Varalakshmi Vratham are celebrated. It is an auspicious kolam and believed to confer well being.  It is a kolam for prosperity.

2. Can this rangoli be drawn at the entrance of our house

To the best of my knowledge this rangoli is considered auspicious and hence meant for places written in  answer to question 1.

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The next  Hridaya kamala kolam is also with a combination of two colours, an auspicious kolam.  This is already there in rangoli-sans-dots.  I am trying something different. It is the hridaya kamala kolam.  I have tried kolam design with parallel lines of two different colours - orange and blue in this case.  It is a beautiful kolam and one of the most auspicious.
For this kolam also the dot pattern is 5 dots in eight directions around a central dot ( 5 dots excluding the central dot ).  The dots are joined in the order 1,4,2,5,3 repeated till the kolam is completed.  1 is the first dot above the central dot and 5 is the last dot counted radially. Given the close and thick arrangement of petals on a lotus, drawing  the kolam with two parallel lines enhances the intricateness of the design bringing it closer (?) to nature's design.              
The video is in my YouTube channel.  The speed is double in a major portion of the video to reduce the time of the video.

Hridaya kamalam drawn on OHP sheet using glass outliners can be used to decorate our Puja room.
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Lotus can be used in other forms also in Puja room kolam or Devara mane rangoli or Pooja muggulu.  The next rangoli is a combination of shanka os shanku and lotus or thamarai or padmam. This combination is suitable for Pooja room rangoli designs
The pictures below are self explanatory.

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Some traditional  line rangoli that are usually drawn on auspicious occasions - Videos are my YouTube Channel Rangolisansdots
           

Other auspicious rangoli or muggulu for Friday 

They are important Tulasi kota muggulu or Tulasi katte rangoli.  A must for Tulasi kota decoration with rangoli
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Rangoli sans dots is primarily about rangoli, festivals,  festival related recipes.  There will be more  concentration on kolam .  Hope you will like them.   I will try to diversify more if and when possible.