kolu or golu decoration with kolam
We celebrate Navratri for nine days or rather nine nights , hence the name Navratri. Starting with the first day apart from various decorations we do for the kolu with craft and art, tradition has it that we draw a new kolam for the kolu every day.
Till Dasara or Dusshera or Vijayadasami the celebrations are on
A padi kolam theme - rangoli designs with lines
This post will predominantly have padi kolam and other kolam with lines ( also called geethaa muggulu In Telugu ) for a change a simple free hand kolam has also been added.
This is a simple free hand kolam with white ,blue and orange combination that can be drawn for the kolu particularly if there is lack of space. Small is beautiful as some would agree. Following the tradition is more important , if we have space we can draw big kolam with lots of colours too.
Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja kolam for mandapam
Varamahalakshmi festival rangoli designs
kolam or muggu for Varamahalakshmi Pooja and Navratri
Varalakshmi Vratham muggulu
One more traditional padi kolam with a square pattern formed with four lines horizontal and vertical as we find in our traditional padi kolam ( of course occasionally we should try some thing different too ). I have stopped at a stage to make the padi kolam simple, we can have more lines that criss cross to make it more complicated. Actually these lines rangoli designs are not complicated at all. The final image may appear so whereas if we know the intermediate steps it should be as easy as 1,2,3. I add dots in the gaps where the lines intersect as you would have seen many of the lines kolam designs in Rangolisansdots . Also after completing the lines patterns it is customary to draw some pattern in the centre without leaving it empty and we can also draw some floral or other patterns to decorate the periphery of the kolam
Such padi kolam or lines rangoli can also be tried for Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi