These designs can be drawn for Fridays and festivals like Varalakshmi Vratham , Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi , Navaratri for nine days and of course Dusshera. They can also be drawn in the Puja room for Diwali
Padi kolam are old rangoli drawn with two colors white and kaavi border ( red ochre )
Easy rangoli designs with lines for Diwali
A traditional padi kolam
Traditional padi kolam , creative rangoli design for Diwali
Another padi kolam design with a square base and different patterns on all sides with a few images showing the intermediate steps .
Padi kolam for festivals - Navaratri, Karthigai or New Year / Sankranti rangoli designs with lines
four lines kolam
Another lines rangoli or muggulu with lines with a hexagon at the centre. Such designs can be drawn on Fridays as dwara muggulu . For Fridays we decorate the rangoli with kaavi. With just a number of parallel and intersecting lines we can get beautiful patterns in these rangoli designs with lines.
Another rangoli with lines this time using a 5 to 3 dot grid. Usually these designs are drawn free hand, I have tried one using a small dot grid so that it is easy to practice. The images below give us the steps
One more padi kolam, this time a relatively big one that can be drawn on Fridays, for festivals like Ugadi, Tamil New Year. The number of images below show the steps in detail. Some padi kolam designs after completion may appear confusing but they are very simple with lines drawn parallel and perpendicular to some reference point and then interconnecting with curved lines. Decorations can be made, free hand according to our imagination to make the padi kolam more attractive.
An advanced padi kolam
Padi kolam are also drawn for festivals like Navratri, Varalakshmi Vratham
For festivals it is preferable to have five lines , usually we use four or five lines. The images below show a basic and hence easy padi kolam that can be drawn quite easily because only the central square pattern is used with decorations at the corners, inside - simple free hand patterns.
An apartment padi kolam - small and easy for beginnersA chinna padi kolam or small padi kolam for learning.
The latest addition to this gallery of padi kolam designs and other kolam with lines is a simple kolam that can be drawn for Tamil New Years Day 2016.
The images show some of the steps in drawing this padi kolam.
Decorate with a kaavi border.
One more rangoli design with lines only. I hae used a star pattern and on the edges I have drawn the krishnan dindu pattern that is regularly used in kanya kolam and padi kolam. The patterns intersect to form a labyrinth like formation. As usual the final picture may appear confusing but when drawn as elements it is quite easy and it is only repetition of the lines and patterns. The images below should be useful for giving an idea and the better option would be to view the videos on my YouTube Channel - Rangolisansdots as videos are usually more informative than pictures.
Now the above kolam is a bit complicated, we may want to draw a very simple padi kolam or lines rangoli on Fridays. On Fridays I prefer padi kolam at the entrance and a kaavi border for padi kolam or any rangoli is a rule for me !
In case you are looking for a very simple and basic padi kolam for Friday or for festivals like Navratri, Avani Avittam, Varalakshmi Vratham or Pooja or house warming functions this kolam may fit the bill. I have drawn the central square with 4 lines and the outer triangle has been filled with four lines.
After drawing the lines, add the outer floral decorations and the peripheral decorations as shown.
One more simple padi kolam or geethala muggu as my mother used to say in Telugu , for festive occasions like Navratri or Varalakshmi Nonbu or habba . There is no starting problem in padi kolam because we invariably start with square pattern at the centre with 4 or 5 line drawn as shown. The central space left is filled with a pair of diagonals and dots. Next draw the set of four lines on four sides of the square. Connect these four line patterns with curved lines as shown. Thenext step is to draw the the pair of curved lines as shown in the third photo. The gaps on the four corners of the squares are filled with some free hand patterns, similarly the four sides are also decorated with simple patterns.
An apartment padi kolam
Latest padi kolam
This is the latest addition to my collection to this family of rangoli designs with lines
One more easy padi kolam step by step. As usual draw the square base. In the previous design we drew a set of four lines parallel to the square , we draw set of four lines inclined to the square and touching the edges as shown in the images below. Then connect the gaps on the four sides with two sets of curved lines as shown. Finally add lotus patterns and floral petals to complete the padi kolam design . An beautiful and simple design for Friday vaasal padi kolam.
My padi kolam videos on YouTube
These YouTube padi kolam videos are from my video channel on kolam - Rangolisansdots. This collection includes mainly padi kolam and some rangoli designs with lines. It includes some new padi kolam types also, All kolam are drawn by hand to get that naturalistic appearance and are not drawn on a computer
Geethala muggu or lines muggu can form part of the rangoli celebrations during the Sankranti season. While elaborate and colourful designs with dots are drawn outside the house we can draw such muggulu inside the house because such traditional muggu reflect the festive spirit to a great extent. A simple muggu for Sankranthi festival season , the images showing the step by step procedure. Actually the final picture may be confusing to some but actually these designs are very simple, the only area requiring our concentration is that the lines should be as parallel as humanly possible. Remember we are drawing without the aid of geometric instruments like scale or we are not using a piece of chalk to draw the template first.