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12 pulli kambi kolam Margali kolams

    Step by step images for this big kambi kolam.   The step by step pictures  below Such kolangal can be drawn for Margazhi kolams or Pongal too .  Kambi koams are popular during Pongal festival.  I have used a compact dot grid i.e the space between dots are less so that it is easy to present the images.  The problem is that more concentration than usual is needed to draw long lines between/among the dots  because it is very easy to get lost   Drawing long lines comes with practice,  it is difficult but overall gives a beautiful effect because joints at the junction of line segments can be reduced,  the longer the lines , lesser the joints.  If the junctions are visible we have to fill up with kola podi .  If we do this at many places the beauty may get reduced.  

3 pulli 3 varisai kolam daily purpose

 All the kolam below have step by step images ( in the reverse order ) because sometimes just by looking at the image it may not be possible to draw some designs.  So it will be helpful for all including beginners  A cute 3 pulli kolam  How to draw birds kolam with just three dots Flower kolam using 3 pulli A simple rangoli design with 3 by 3 dots Beautiful and intricate kolam with 3 dots ! While we would like to maintain our tradition, save our heritage , nowadays time is an important factor .  Many of us are working and have to balance personal and official lift.  Consequently the need for quick and easy kolam.  We can try big and elaborate designs for festivals and functions and reserve small kolangal for our daily use. Also nowadays most live in flats and the space available to draw kolam is restricted.  This is also a reason why small and simple kolams are in great demand. The pictures give some ideas on how we can create beautiful designs with just three dots.  Sky is the limit w

Ananta Vrata Pooja , rangoli

This 15 by 15 dot rangoli is Anant Vrat special drawn in some parts of India.  The step by step images are given below Ananta Vrata Pooja rangoli or Anantha Vratham Puja Ananta Vratha festival Ananta Vrata is celebrated on the fourteenth day before the full moon day in the month of Bhadrapada ( usually falls between 15th of August and 15th of September ).  While Jeevthi Pooja is celebrated by a mother for the welfare of her children, Ananta Vrata is celebrated for the welfare of the couple for fourteen years from the year of the marriage . It performed using a khalasa as we do for Varalakshmi Vratham.  A vessel is filled with water and a red cloth tied around it. In some families a snake like shape is made from darba grass and placed inside the vessel.  Two red strings with fourteen knots are placed in pooja.   After the Pooja  the strings are tied to the the right shoulder.  This ananta as it is called is preserved till the Puja for the next year.  This ritual is continued f

Mangala Gowri Pooja and Vratha

Mangala Gowri festival, Vrat  is performed for first five years after marriage.  The idol of Mangala Gowri is handed over to the married lady.  She performs this puja every year after marriage for five years on Sravana Tuesday (Mangala vaar) i.e on all Tuesdays of the month.  This is done for a happy married life.  Betel leaves and nuts ( eight numbers) are offered to Goddess (Gowri or Parvathi) and eaten by the husband and wife.  Offerings include wheat flour modhakam and a kheer with wheat flour ball in milk.  Sixteen wicks are made from cotton, dipped in ghee and aarti is performed with these wicks. Mangala Gowri is available at GRT Jewellers , if you want to purchase it as part of wedding gifts by the parents for the girl Mangala Gowri Pooja story It is said that a girl in whose family Mangala Gowri Pooja was performed regularly was married at an early age.  Goddess Mangala Gowri came in here dream and told her " Lady, you have married recently ,  tonight a cobra wil