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Chinna Sikku kolangal eppadi poduvathu

Sikku kolam is like football when a defender twists his legs, falls when tricked by a forward.  I don't know whether it is a correct analogy , sometimes I'm reminded of this whenever I am caught midway in the kolam !! First a small and beautiful sikku kolam rangoli . Like many chikku kolam this design also can be drawn with bigger dots 7,9,11 etc.  I have tried with 7,9,11 dots. We have to focus like Arjuna for 9 and 11 dots. The dot pattern is 5 dots 3 rows then 4,3,2,1 dots If you are looking for small kambi kolam for beginners  or simple pinnal kolam  you may find some of the rangoli shared here useful to you. Anju pulli sikku kolangal Two more simple sikku kolangal with a few steps are shown below For this design the dot pattern is 5 dots 3 rows then one dot above and below Two easy simple chikku kolam for beginners  This design uses 5 by 5 dots This design can be drawn with 7 dots, 9 dots, 11 dots etc.  Manoeuvring around the

Chikku kolam big step by step pics

There are two ways of drawing a big chikku kolam.  One with big dot grids or using small kolams and connecting them.This kolam uses a common 5 by 5 dots chikku kolam. These type are also called kulam kolam.  Kulam means pond.  The centre of the design represents the pond and the four sides the steps that lead to the pond as we see in temples of Tamil Nadu They are old and traditional rangoli designs The centre can be filled with designs of our choice.  This design can be expanded infinitely. Another variation of kulam kolam using 4 by 4 dots shown step by step in the pictures below Also called melikala muggulu , kambi kolam  10 pulli chikku kolam The dot pattern is 10 dots 4  rows, then 8,6,4 dots Other names are pinnal kolam , nelivu kolam Though dot patterns are used they are not chukkala muggulu or chukki rangoli.  They differ because the lines go round the dots  11 pulli chiikku kolam  The dot pattern is 11 to 1.  The pictures show the st