Welcome ! I am Sudha Balaji, from Omalur near Salem, Tamil Nadu. After completing my education in Sri Sarada College for Women in Salem I moved to Chennai. .
Rangoli or kolam as it is called in Tamil Nadu is drawn by thousands of women, daily. Like many women of India I learnt this art from my mother.
Freehand rangoli is an art by itself. I share my little knowledge in the art of drawing rangoli with you. Almost all freehand rangoli in Rangoli-sans-dots are drawn spontaneously. They are drawn with a mixture of rangoli ( powder ) -(commercially available stone powder ) and rice flour so will be naturalistic.
Diya or lamps designs are quite widely used in rangoli and are also called deepam kolam in Tamil. Lamp designs are quite popular during festivals like Diwali and Karthigai Deepam ( in Tamil Nadu ). Lamps are have religious and spiritual significance and are also considered to be auspicious. Naturally these patterns are congruous with rangoli designs and hence used. There are quite a few rangoli designs with lamps as theme in Rangoli-sans-dots. Some of the diya based rangoli without dots are in Diwali diva rangoli
I also learnt Telugu aarthi songs and Marathi songs from her. Here is an aarthi for Friday, Varalakshmi Vratham
Some simple sikku kolam designs including with two colours and two lines are in simple sikku kolam
Also visit my kolam video channel Rangolisansdots for hundreds of kolam designs most of them simple.
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