Pinnal kolam designs for daily kolangal

Pinnal kolam images for Margazhi | Pongal 

First kolam  with 7 to 1 dots

This kolam is quite small and easy and in a couple of steps in the images below



This is a beautiful kolam that can be drawn with 5,7,9,11 dots etc.  The bigger the dot pattern the concentration required is more. Here the dot pattern is 5 dots - 3 rows, 4,3,2,1



This kolam has a combination of two fractals.  In the first image we can see the first fractal being used.  The dot pattern is 9 to 1



Another beautiful kolam . A non standard dot grid is used .  The dot pattern is 9 dots 4 rows then 4 dots - 2 rows then 2 dots one row


Add colours and free hand patterns to enhance the beauty

This is not a classical pinnal kolam,  a design I created .  The principle is the same, - lines around the dot grid. which is 7 by 7 dots



Another common kolam , the dot pattern is 9 dots 3 rows, 7 dots - 2 rows then 3 dot - 2 rows



This design is a simple vasal kolam , only white - the dot pattern is 9 to 1


Another vasal kolamthe dot pattern being 9 dots one row, 7 dots one row, 5 dots one row, then 3 dots , with some extra dots


step 2

Pinnal kolam - pinnal means plaits of hair - is another name for these type of kolams. - since there is similarity in the twists and turns in the plaits and these kolam.  We draw the lines around the dot grid to get a design that is usually has bilateral symmetry , some have unilateral symmetry.
Please note that due to the position of the camera which was again due to some constraints side view of the kolams are seen.  This will not make a difference when there is bilateral symmetry but in the case of those with unilateral symmetry .  This will be evident when we observe the images carefully

Please note that since there are thousands of designs ,  some kolam I may have drawn again but the same images do not repeat usually

Oodu pulli kolam 7-4 dots rangoli

7 to 4 dots rangoli kolam for daily purpose 



The result is a simple and beautiful kolam .  We can also draw it for Navarathri golu , Deepavali or New Year

7-4 dots vilakku kolam  for entrance of house




This kolam and the next one can be drawn on Fridays at the vasal or for Deepavali and Karthigai Deepam Thiruvizha




A simple hexagon based daily vasal kolam with 7 to 4 dots



Oodu pulli kolam also known as idukku pulli kolam use the dot pattern that increase by 1 when counted from the  top or bottom  or decrease by 1 when counted from the centre .  Due to the closely placed dots we can draw more intricate patterns as seen in the first kolam, i.e birds.
The most common are 5-3 dots, 7-4 dot pattern and 9-5 dot grid.  These kolams can be used for our daily purpose kolangal at the entrance.

Kutty padi kolam Small padi kolangal

Small easy padi kolam


A simple and cute padi kolam I drew for Varalakshmi Vratham 2020.  If you need to know the steps for this design go to this link to watch it on YouTube

Simple small padi kolam 


Padi kolam with lotus patterns makes it suitable to be drawn as a Friday rangoli because   Lotus is associated with Goddess Lakshmi 

Cute padi kolam


One more simple and small design with lotus patterns ,  again the lotus patterns make it suitable for Vellikizhamai or Navratri Vellikizhamai kolam 

Simple padi kolam for Tuesday


The image above, an idea how to get a simple yet grand padi kolam for Tuesday ( Sevvaikizhami padi kolam . It is quite simple only getting acceptable level of symmetry comes with practice.  For those who would like to learn dot grids can be used to draw these type of kolam

Beautiful padi kolam for Vijayadasami


Again a relatively small kolam.  The addition of so many motifs, fractals , dots make it appear grand but actually it is a small padi kolam only.  Try for any day of Dussehra or for Vijaya dasami , this design may symbolically represent victory also.