Geethala muggulu for Sankranti | New Year | Pongal
The rangoli / kolam develops as shown in the image below. On four sides draw the four geometric shapes with lines inside so that we get a grid like formation
Decorate with a kaavi border for the Sankranti festival decoration.
The next rangoli or muggu is a very traditional padi kolam variety with the basic square pattern.
Connect them with curved lines as shown , four on each side
Dotted geethala muggu
Sankranti muggulu only with linesTwo more muggulu that are lines muggulu designs for Sankranti festival. This variety of muggu is one of the favourite categories in our family particularly for festivals. These kolam or muggu are drawn for auspicious occasions and Sankranti is also called Pedha Pandaga in Telugu in my maternal home town , Vizianagaram near Vishakapattinam. So these are lines rangoli designs are very popular during Sankranti festival celebrations . These celebrations are as popular as the Pongal festival celebrations with kolam and new clothes and of course both are celebrated at the same time of the year.
We can also try something different in padi kolam or geethala muggulu as we say in Telugu . After drawing the basic patterns with lines we can try to create some birds patterns in the muggu with lines only. The pictures of the muggu show how and they can be followed easily , I presume. One of the many questions asked by viewers is the quality of lines in the rangoli designs I draw. I use a mixture or rice flour and traditional kola podi in the ratio 1:3 . So this mixture gives the perfect balance for colour and texture we need for the right kolam powder.
I am asked on YouTube that my bangle wearing style is very beautiful ! It is just our tradition is wearing green glass bangles separately or with gold bangles. So when I wear two gold ornaments on the hand and that is invariably the right hand , the green glass bangles are between them. If I wear four gold bangles , I wear green ones between any two gold ones. I am pleasantly surprised that I am observed so closely in my rangoli videos. Actually one lady raised doubts about who is drawing the kolam when I changed my style of wearing bangles !