Golu alankaram or decoration with kolam for Navratri till Dasara or as a Pooja room rangoli
A simple rangoli forming shanka and padma ( lotus ) patterns that can be drawn for Navratri golu decoration, for the Pooja room during Purattasi Saturday ( Sanikizhamai ). The shanka is drawn with 4 by 1 dots and the lotus with 3 by3 dots
This small and simple rangoli can also be drawn for Diwali Laxmi Puja.
This post may have answers to how to draw
Drawing Pooja room kolam or kolangal
Puja mandapam kolam
Rangoli designs for Pooja rooms
Devara mane rangoli designs
The design on the top is also one of those that I use for my Pooja mantap. Draw the four parallel lines and connect the edges. Draw the slightly curved pattern with four curved lines to complete it.
Tulasi maadam or vrindavan- rangoli
The rangoli above a free hand version of the Tulsi plant. The central design can be drawn free hand or with dots. We have to place the dot pattern to suit the size of the rangoli required. A similar pattern is used for some deepam kolams (or diya rangolis). The leaves are drawn free hand as also the base. The rangoli can be drawn with dots also. However this is Rangoli-sans-dots (rangoli without dots ) and hence the free hand rangoli. . Hase rangoli or Hridaya kamalam is drawn for the Tulasi plant, usually
sangu kolam varieties - without dots
Pooja room muggulu designs can also include Garud rangoli or kolam . Lord Garud is the vahana of Lord Vishnu so we can draw this daily in the Puja room or on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Purattasi Saturday and Vaikunta Ekadasi days and festivals on which worship of Lord Vishnu is given importance in our country. The rangoli and steps through pictures.
Thamarai thoranam design or kolam
This is a simple representation of a thoranam using lotus patterns that I drew as kolam for Varalakshmi Vratham. Rangoli is drawn around the mantap and in the front. One simple rangoli border that can be drawn on both sides of the mantap with simple lotus like patterns with a free hand flower design for this vratham.
The rangoli design above is a free hand rangoli design that can be drawn for puja. I use it quite often. Draw a spiral pattern. Four more spiral patterns are added on four sides. From each two or more curlicue like lines are drawn. A border line is drawn along the contour. Add a few colours if required. The next one is a free hand rangoli called Hase It considered to be auspicious and hence I draw in the Puja room/mantap. It is also similar to Padi kolam of Tamil Nadu.It consists of a simple spiral pattern at the centre with four spiral arms. The four arms are further extended with few curved extensions on each arm. This is a very simpe design used in our family. Actually hase rangolis of Karnataka can be very beautiful with beautiful borders.
The image below shows the hase rangoli that is drawn only in Puja rooms usually on Fridays.
Another version of Hridaya kamalam but with 6 petals.The sequence is the same 1-4-2-5-3-1. The dot grid is 6 rows of 5 dots radially.around a centre dot. The usual kolam has 8 rows of 5 dots around a central dot and so 8 petals are formed. This may be simpler and compact kolam design for some. Two images showing two of the steps for drawing the kolam
Simple lotus rangoli and two birds
Draw the central lotus design, free hand with as many petals as required to get a lotus of optimum size. Add two simple patterns to represent birds (add beaks and crown, of course!). Fill the lotus with pink colour and the birds can be filled with some simple colours or made more colourful also. The stalk of the lotus is modified to suit the rangoli as shown above.
Kubera kolam - a dots kolam for Friday for Puja room
This kolam is drawn in the Puja room with white rangoli and a kaavi ( or ochre border ). I have shown two pictures of the kolam using different colours to show how the dots are joined to form the lines. I must confess that the lines have been drawn with rangoli only without the help of geometrical instruments! If we find it difficult to draw the straight lines, we can draw them with a piece of chalk and then draw the lines to get a kola podi kolam
Draw the series of five parallel lines between two dotted arms - the lines should be of decreasing length as shown. Draw them all round so that you get eight sets of lines.
Draw the lines from each set of parallel lines, joining the dots to get the next stage as in the photo on the right..
Akshaya Tritiya is an auspicious day for learning an auspicious kolam like Aishwarya kolam
simlple kolam with dots for Puja
Though it can have any pattern around the periphery I have drawn diya or jyothi patterns to suit the theme of this post. This rangoli can be drawn for festivals like Lakshmi Pooja too. The dot pattern is 1-2-7-6-5-6-7-2-1 Draw the two hexagons outside the dots. Draw the third row of lines outside the hexagons as shown. Next connect the outermost lines through lines passing through the hexagons. Finally connect the midpoints of the outermost lines with straight lines as shown. The result a simple and beautiful rangoli with dots. In this type of rangoli design the dots are not connected but the lines are drawn outside the dots resulting in the rangoli below. Two images showing some steps in between for reference..
Arisi maavu kolam or maa kolam can be drawn on Fridays and for many festivals in the Puja room. A kaavi border is included. In the kolam below I have shown the representations for which kaavi border is to be added
Naga Chathurthi or Panchami kolam
kolam for Navratri Puja or kolu or karthigaiThis rangoli is also one of my mother's favourites along with those drawn elsewhere in Rangoli-sans-dots.
She would draw it for the kolu as Navaratri kolam or Dasara kolam or for Karthigai deepam . She prefers it this way. Hence I have not added colours.This is a very simple rangoli but according to me it is an embodiment of positive spirit and spreads an aura in the puja room. Definitely leaves the mind contented and happy when I see this in my puja room. This image can also be drawn for Diwali and Karthigai Deepam ( celebrated in Tamil Nadu with lighting of lamps )
Navratri kolu kolam
A beautiful and simple free hand rangoli. Add the lamps at the top finally. Leave it plain or add colours as shown in the image below. My mother is very particular that this is drawn during a Navaratri Friday in the pooja room or near the kolu.
How do you draw it? Draw a central straight line and on either side draw five lines of decreasing length as shown in the image. From the left end of the central line join the right end of the smallest line at the top with an inclined line. From the left end of the second line join the right end of the second line from top. Continue this first on the left side and repeat it on the right side to get a diya pattern. Draw a few lamps at the top as shown. The design can be stopped here or filled with dots or filled with colours as shown. I have filled the central area with purple and green on either side of this, light purple and so on. We can also fill the rangoli with a single colour. Diya designs are regularly used particularly for Diwali and Karthigai ( a festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu).
The design below is a simple rangoli. This is a representation of the lamps found in the sanctum sanctorum of a temple particularly in Southern India. It can be used on both ends of a puja enclosure. A plain version or a bigger version can be drawn. Another deepam kolam has been drawn in an earlier post. Deepam or lamps are regularly used in rangoli designs, separately or as part of a design. They are used regular for festivals like Navartri, Diwali and Karthigai.
Some special kolam designs for Navratri kolu / golu
he next rangoli or mandala design is also a simple design with a floral pattern with many petals at the centre that are drawn free hand. The edge of each petal has circular patterns from which further the design is expanded. Add red, purple, yellow and other colours to make it more attractive. The same design can be made more attractive by adding patterns with white or any other colour that matches the colours filled in the rangoli.
A different padi kolam type design for puja room
Also there are some designs drawn for Chaturmasya rangoli
Padi kolam / geethala muggulu
A padi kolam for Puja room a combination of Padi kolam design and some free hand patterns.
The images show the steps involved. For festivals we use five lines usually.
can also be drawn in Puja room or for festivals like Navratri and Varamahalakshmi Puja