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9 dot sikku kolangal new | Neli kolam with 9 dots


If you are asking Google in Tamil !

சிக்கு கோலம் போடுவது எப்படி 

then this post may have some answers !

The step by step pictures below explain how to draw the 9 pulli sikku kolam . We can try for our Margazhi kolangal or as a daily kolam 

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Big chikku kolam with 10 dots


The first few steps are easy

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It is tricky from this step , we have to carefully find our way around the dots ,  we have to really concentration if we want to succeed in these type of kolams

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Next nine dots chikku kolam



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Dot pattern 3,3,7,7,7,3,3 from the top for this sikku kolam 

Chikku kolangal are beautiful rangoli wherein lines are drawn around a dot pattern.  They are unique to South India. called sikku kolangal or neli kolam in Tamil, gantina rangoli in Kannada and melikala muggulu in Telugu.  In English they also go under the name of twisted , tangled rangoli 

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Next nelivu kolam the dot grid is 10dots two rows then 8,6,4,2 on either side 

Really beautiful these type of rangolis with twists and turns and a good mental exercise too.

Medium sized chikku kolam


10 dots two rows then 8,6,4,2 on either side.  We can try these medium size kolams for Margazhi kolams ( மார்கழி கோலங்கள்  )  Margazhi is also called Dhaurmasam ( தனுர் மாதம் )


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13 pulli sikku kolam | sikku kolam 13 dots , little difficult and complicated , made easy 


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This is a fusion kolam with chikku kolam as base and borders on all four sides taken from padi kolam
The dot grid used is 13 to 1

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There are many methods to draw these kolam .  The more the continuous the lines are or in other words the lesser the number of patterns the design is split into to complete the kolam the more beautiful it is.  The joints will not be evident.

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The next step is using the outer dots

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As we near completion of the design,  it becomes more and more beautiful.

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Also called melika muggu ,  these traditional kolangal are beautiful and unique because the lines go around the dot grid.  They can be challenging also.  I have added elsewhere a small chikku design that is quite challenging .  At first it appears difficult and it is difficult to master it too. 

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