New year rangoli, Pongal kolam, Christmas rangoli


9 dots Sankranti pot rangoli designs with dots  | Pongal panai kolam | pot , sugarcane , sun designs

The Pongal pot overflowing with Pongal cooked with newly harvested rice, sugar cane and the Sun are synonymous with Pongal  or Sankranti festival .  This kolam is with 9 by 9 dot pattern.  The pictures will give the step by step procedure for drawing the rangoli.

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Margazhi is also important due to the fact that the English New Year falls in this month and the month ends with Sankranti.   Since our family lives in Tamil Nadu, we are lucky because we celebrate the English New Year, Ugadi (New Year celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra)  and of course the Tamil New Year.  On the new year's eve we find many rangolis  big and small welcoming the new year.  The words "Welcome 2013" or "Happy New Year 2013" will  be written on the periphery of many Margazhi rangoli heralding the arrival of  2013.

 Margazhi ends with Sankranti celebrations.  It is celebrated for four days in Tamil Nadu.  The first day is Bhogi, 2nd  day is Thai Pongal,  3rd day is Maattu Pongal and the 4th day is Kaanum Pongal .   Apart from  other festivities rangolis play a very important  role in celebration of Sankranti or Pongal. 

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Pongal kolam designs for 2017 festival    

While kolam with dots are most popular during Pongal festival celebrations, free hand kolam can also be drawn for the festival decoration.  One simple free hand kolam with few colours the images showing the steps for the kolam design.  Draw this kolam for the festival and decorate your house !
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New Year rangoli designs for 2017  | 14 dots kolam | New Year Muggulu

This is New Year kolam with 14 dots grid , 2 rows of 14 dots and then up to two dots.  The New Year 2017 greetings are wishes are written in the kolam and the remaining dots are used to draw peacock like patterns.  The images show the step by step procedure and should be self explanatory.

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Welcome New Year 2017 rangoli with 14 dots


The next kolam is also with 14 dots , two rows of 14 dots and then ner pulli up to two dots on either side.  We can write Welcome to usher in the New Year.  The remaining dots have been used up with some common sikku kolam patterns.  The images below should show clearly the step by step procedure.


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     If drawing these patterns are not so easy as some may find it so,  with the same words Welcome 2017 or Happy New Year we can have very simple designs,  two such ideas are given in the image below.

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 Almost all rangolis in the previous post - Margazhi kolam collection demand a lot of filling up to be done with rangoli powder of various colours.  Hence for a change,   the rangoli below simple with very few colours,  a simple rangoli or rangoli border for New Year 2013. Three simple floral designs are drawn and filled with colours as shown on the top of each one simple motifs are drawn.                                                    

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Christmas rangoli with dots or Christmas kolam designs

Christmas is celebrated in many parts of the world including India,  decoration idea with a Christmas tree kolam.  The kolam includes Christmas tree, bells .  The dot pattern is as shown in the first image.  The dot grid is 5 to 1 idukku pulli on all four sides. Then follow the images for the steps to complete this beautiful kolam that reflects the beautiful spirit of Christmas.

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 To greet on the occasion of Christmas, we can write Merry Christmas ( I have written Merry Xmas due to lack of space ) or Happy Christmas at the centre of the rangoli

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Pongal and Sankranthi are important festivals celebrated during January and rangoli or kolam drawn in Tamil Nadu and muggulu drawn during Sankranthi are a feast to our eyes. So some rangoli or kolam as muggulu too in the images below


New Year  kolam design images - New Year muggulu with dots

This is a common kolam for New Year decoration 2016.  The dot pattern used is 14 dots , 2 rows and then up to 2 dots.  The dots are viewed vertically.  The kolam welcoming new year with four butterflies is a beautiful and simple kolam .  The images show the steps.
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Or if we would like to draw a free hand kolam design for New Year, the images show a simple kolam in progress, and we can add the words Happy New Year or Welcome around the kolam


My kolam videos with dots that may be suitable for  for New Year rangoli or Pongal kolam ( aka Sankranti muggulu)

108 dot rangoli designs ( 4 to 9 dots )



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Kolam with sugarcane and Pongal pot

Pongal paanai kolam with dots 


The following pics show how to draw a simple pongal kolam with paanai or pot and sugar cane for Pongal.  This is a very popular theme for Pongal so I have chosen a simple kolam design the dot pattern in 8 to 3 - idukku pulli.  
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Rangoli or kolam designs with dots are there



Pongal paanai kolam without dots

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Thai Pongal is only a few days away.  So, one freehand rangoli for this Pongal  season, of course with Pongal pots and sugarcane!  A free hand kolam design with four colourful pots.  Bright colours are have used to fill up the pot design. Then bright yellow patterns have been drawn on the colourful background.My Facebook page is Rangoli sans dots. Please remember to like it.
While Pongal is celebrated with sweet Pongal prepared from newly harvested rice.  Sankranti is celebrated with what is called Tilgul .  Younger generation takes the blessings of the elders of the family by falling at their feet and they in turn offer them Tilgul and bless then.