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Two years back I shared my experience in posting rangoli on YouTube.   As a recap ,  I am a traditional home maker from India .  So  I take care of my family.  After two decades as a home maker I wanted to do some thing, achieve something.  My husband gave me the idea of having a blog for rangoli and my son suggested that I upload rangoli videos on YouTube..  So I had my first email ( you read  it right , my first account in 2012 )  .  Using the account I started a blog and started posting rangoli designs.    Then I started posting some amateurish videos on YouTube with rangoli  or kolam as the theme.  

In 2015 I received an email from YouTube asking me to share my mobile number because they wanted to discuss with me.  After checking that the email was actually from YouTube I mailed my number.   They were surprised that my Channel was becoming popular though only my hand was visible in my videos.  They were kind enough to invite me to the inauguration of YouTube Space in Mumbai in December 2015,  the first of its kind in Asia.  I understand that I am one of the selected few invited for the inauguration.  

Recently I had a video call with my manager at YouTube.  During our discussion , she told me that my Channel is a respected channel. This is the greatest honour I have received so far.  The first , an invitation to Mumbai and the second of course the Silver play button.  

After starting with rangoli based on viewers requests,  I occasionally upload videos on home  made recipes,  Puja related videos also.  There are lots of requests for Pooja procedures also.




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In this letter she says that "you do it because you have a drive to create and share " and also because the creator found an audience who likes his/her content.  So the honour "respected channel" is because of my viewers . I am very thankful and indebted to them

15-8 dots muggulu duck muggulu designs


One more popular muggu drawn for festivals like Sankranti or New Year.  For such occasions we can fill the muggu with beautiful colours.  


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Mark the dots as shown in the image below with circles .  This will be useful as reference for drawing the ducks.
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Proceed to draw the ducks one by one
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Another view of the birds being drawn
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A close up view of the muggu
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Next mark the eyes of the ducks inside at six positions as shown .
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Using the eyes as reference draw the ducks one by one
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This image shows drawing of the ducks in progress
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Fill with colours,  I have decorated with shades of white rangoli only
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Connect the head to the central floral design

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There are many methods of drawing a rangoli with dots.  Free hand designs flow from our imagination and hence it is better to follow it to  create one.  Dot muggulu on the other hand can be drawn in several methods.  It is like solving a math problem.  There may be many methods but we must try to find the easiest method.  I try to share an easy method from my experience in drawing 
these designs for decades.  Even when I try  new muggulu design with dots intuitively I try to proceed with the easiest method.  The results are evident from the comments I get on YouTube and Facebook.   Don't to become tired, where from do you get so much energy my viewers ask.  Actually it is the feedback, doubts from the viewers of my videos that drives me and gives me energy to keep going despite my busy schedule as a home maker.   

8 by 8 dots rangoli 8-8 dots kolam


8 x 8 dots rangoli 

A common rangoli with dots , such square dot patterns with 8 dots are not common in Tamil Nadu.  I would like to share some of the designs.

This is slightly tricky, connecting the dots with straight lines,  the images should help make the steps easy for those who may need them.

Always it is advisable to draw the easiest patterns first so that the remaining dots can be used to create the more complicated ones.  Accordingly four butterflies are drawn at the four corners.

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The first step of connecting the dots with straight lines.
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The next step connecting the dots with lines parallel to the first.
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This leaves two dots on four sides and four dots at the centre as in the picture above.

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Connect the four outer dots with curved lines.

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Butterfly like patterns can be replaced with floral designs also.
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Simple elephant kolam | hathi rangoli using 8-8 matrix as reference

This is a beautiful rangoli that can be drawn for Diwali or Ganesh Chaturthi in the Puja room.
Marking the position of the elephants is important to draw the head , ear and the eye.  The rest is quite easy.
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In the dot matrix start the first elephant at the 7th dot of 2nd row

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After drawing the head and ear draw the trunk.


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Then comes the tusk and the decoration on the forehead.
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The second elephant is drawn at the 7th dot in the 7th row
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The third elephant is drawn at 2nd dot of 2nd row
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The fourth elephant is drawn at the 2nd dot of 7th row.

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After drawing all elephants we can shade inside with rangoli or we can choose a suitable colour to fill.  I have a mixture of used rangoli powder, the resultant  colour usually is suitable for elephant designs.  This is what I use for elephant kolam.

Clover leaf rangoli - ettu pulli kolam

Another common kolam using this square dot pattern.  Repeated patterns in the shape of a clover leaf , the images below show the steps

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Butterfly kolam with dots step by step


12 to 2 dots rangoli | 12 dot rangoli

A suitable kolam for New Year ,medium sized design that can be filled with beautiful colours.


I have stopped at the white rangoli step .

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First place two rows of 12 dots

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Then ten to two dots on either side

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Marking the edges of the wings on the butterfly wings by connecting the dots makes it easy for us to draw the kolam quickly

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Next the thorax of the butterfly ( you guessed it right , I studied Biology !)
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Another step in this kolam

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The next two images show the creation of the wings by connecting the dots


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Next comes the neck and antennae , these are drawn free hand because they form outside the dot pattern.  If required we can have a suitable dot pattern that can accommodate the head and / or antennae also , that will result in a lot of extra dots and we will have to convert them into patterns
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The few dots at the centre are converted into a design

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Some decorations inside the wings are also welcome !

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Called pattampoochi in Tamil and sitakoka chiluka in Telugu  along with the peacock the most popular for creating beautiful designs in rangoli or muggulu for various festivals and occasions.

Summer cool drinks panakam neer mor

These two cool drinks are offered as naivedyam for Sri Rama Navamai.  Very thoughtful of our elders because this festival is celebrated in summer.

They can also be very traditional home made cool drinks and hence may be healthy because we use dry ginger, jaggery and cut raw vegetables.  

Panak or panagam recipe 


Take fresh grated jaggery

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Add water and dissolve the jaggery

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Filter the solution to remove dirt , if any
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Add dry ginger powder ( sukku podi in Tamil ) and stir well

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Add cardamom powder
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Squeeze lemon juice - two one medium sized lemons

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Stir well and store in a fridge.  It is like Devamritham as we say on a hot summer day,  very refreshing drink
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Neer mor or spicy butter milk

Add water to curd and stir well to make butter milk

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Add salt
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Add peeled and cut mango pieces
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Add peeled and cut cucumber pieces
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Add asafoetida
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Add curry leaves
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 saute ( mustard and cumin seeds )
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These are quick and easy recipes described in quick n easy post !