Dot rangoli designs with number of dots

The dot pattern is 7 to 4 - idukku pulli  The images show the steps.  The photos should be self explanatory.  Such simple rangoli can be drawn on a daily purpose rangoli






One more rangoli with 7 by 4 dot pattern with hibiscus flower like patterns drawn radially.  The images show the step by step procedure ( podum murai in Tamil ) .




This is not exactly a hibiscus flower.  Only the petals may appear to represent a hibiscus petal.
After these are not portrait rangoli .  This is a common man or woman's art so that every one can draw it daily. So only some representations are drawn.  If my memory serves me right hibiscus rosa sinensis  is the botanical name for hibiscus flower (!)



Rangolisansdots - the theme is rangoli without dots.  However there have been numerous requests on my YouTube channel for rangoli with dots also.  So I have devoted quite a few posts for various types of rangoli designs with dots.   Drawing simple kolam with basic geometric shapes and free hand patterns is usually part of our daily kolam collection.

The next kolam , I jump to a not so easy kolam .  This is usually drawn free hand , a lines rangoi with twists and turns , if we look at the final picture some of us may get confused as to where it starts and where it finishes.  So to make it easy for those who wish to learn how to draw this rangoli , I converted it into a dot rangoli design .  The dot grid is a non standard design.  With four dots on all sides with a space in the shape of a square at the centre.  We usually, use this type of dot grid in sikku kolam which we call kulam kolam ( kulam means tank ).  We can see that in a temple tank steps are there are on all four sides and water is in the middle at the bottom.  Similarly these dot grids are called kulam kolam because dots are placed on all four sides with space at the centre.

The dot grid is four by four on all four sides.


The first step is to draw the patterns with straight lines meeting as shown in the image , drawn on all four sides

Next step is shown in the image below.  Compare with the previous image to see how the lines are extended further

Once the lines are complete on all four sides .  Two lines are drawn as shown to make it a set of four lines ( 2, 4 and 5 are the preferred combination for these type of traditional rangoli designs )


Another image showing the parallel lines being drawn inside


Next is the set of four lines , curved lines arising from the straight lines .  These are drawn on all sides

The position of the hand shows where the kolam is in progress.   The curved lines are drawn where the hand is shown  and outside the central square.  All steps are done on all four sides

Now the curved lines are drawn inside the square to complete the kolam

This is how the kolam or rangoli looks after completion .  It appears as if the lines are entangled or intertwined  but when split into elements as shown in the images it is probably one of the easiest rangoli designs that can be created. Add some free hand decorations at the centre to complete the kolam.  Looks very difficult but the simple method and the number of images showing the steps should make it very easy to learn and try for festivals.


These type of traditional rangoli designs are drawn for festivals and functions like weddings, house warming .


  1. Both the designs are eye catching. very nice colour combinations. Keep it up.

  2. Thank you. Didn't take much time to finish