18 dots kolam 18 dots rangoli with images


Grand and special rangoli designs for Sankranti | Navratri | Varalakshmi Vratham 2019 


An very old and traditional kolam .  We need not get intimidated by the dot pattern i.e 18 pulli It is actually a very simple  kolam with only lines outside the dot grid.  The many pictures below show help us learn this kolam 

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The dot pattern is 18 dots 2 rows and then 16 to 2
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Draw two parallel lines on either side of the central two columns of dots

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Similarly ,  draw two lines on either side of the central  two rows of dots ,  horizontally also.

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The next step ,  leave two columns and draw on either side , vertically
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Connect to form a box
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Leave two rows on either side and draw parallel lines and connect

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Next leave two more rows of dots and draw lines , horizontally and vertically
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Draw patterns inside as shown

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Connect the patterns on all sides with straight lines


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The dots in the outermost places are used as shown.

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Also called the kalyana medai in Tamil ,  Pelli arugu in Telugu  since it represents the wedding stage ,  it can be used for wedding stage decorations the traditional way .  We can draw with paint so that it is there permanently.
Also a grand kolam for festivals like Pongal and Diwali

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