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Sudha Balaji
Works at rangoli-sans-dots.com
Attended Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem, Tamil Nadu
Lives in Chennai - Tamil Nadu, India
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kolam designs for festivals
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Simple ratham muggu ( chariot  rangoli / kolam ) for Sankranti ( Pongal )
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Learning this new method of drawing kolam from Prof. Venkatraman Gopalan
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kolam with lines for auspicious functions
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Two more kolam added recently - with steps
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A collection of my Kolam designs with dots For kolam  upto 21 dots grid ( medium to big - advanced level ) While free hand rangolis are popular in many parts of India, rangoli with dots called (pulli ) kolam in Tamil  is...
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Diwali rangoli with colours
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Chennai - Tamil Nadu, India
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Omalur, Salem - Tamil Nadu ,India
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Introduction

 Rangoli is called Kolam in Tamil Nadu, India. 

 Rangolisansdots - is primarily a collection of rangoli / kolam  drawn following the traditional method. 

Why rangoli 

We are  fascinated by the colours, patterns, designs, symmetry and geometry in nature.  The beautiful flowers, the symmetry in the arrangement of leaves, stripes and spots on animals, colourful birds  are some examples.  We naturally try to imitate nature in our own humble ways.  All countries, cultures have their customs, traditions and hobbies that bring out colourful designs and patterns.  They all have contributed to a wonderful collage of designs.  All countries big and small, cultures past and present by their contribution to this beautiful collage of arts have made our world a more beautiful place to live in.  One of the elements of this collage is Rangoli or kolam in Tamil, also called Rangavalli or Muggulu in Telugu , alpona...  This art has different names in various states of India.  However the beauty remains the same ( a rose by another name smells as sweet , doesn't it ).


My mother, I and kolam

I am from Omalur near Salem in Tamil Nadu. I learnt rangoli art or kolam as I call it, from my mother. For her it was muggulu ( She  lived in Vizianagaram near Vishakapattinam ). Sankranti was the most important festival for her to draw Sankranti muggulu. Sankranthi was  Pedha Pandaga, for her when she drew big rangoli with dots.  For other festivals and occasions she invariably drew simple rangoli designs.


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  • Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem, Tamil Nadu