Mardi Gras is a festival celebrated prior to fasting season of Lent. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday and Fat Tuesday. It refers to the practice of the last night of consuming rich array of foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten period, that begins on Ash Wednesday. This year, Mardi Gras occurs on February 12. Celebrations include floats, carnivals, parades, sport competitions, dancing, and parties where people celebrate with fancy costumes and masks.
This year, for the Margazhi dew drops kolam contest, we had requested two of our members, who also happen to be non-participants of this contest, to judge the kolam contest entries. We are pleased with the way our Judges, Mrs.Rajamma Sitaraman and Mrs.Jaya Mohan had judged the entries, keeping in mind all the pertaining contest requirements.
We are happy to inform that there are 21 participants.
Here are the contest entries. Admire, comment, and enjoy :
The results would be posted in a few days.
Here is the announcement for Ikolam Margazhi kolam contest! We hope many of our members participate and treat us with their fabulous entries!
It's surprising how 2012 is almost coming to an end in our part of the world! I'm overwhelmed with mixed feelings regarding both the past and the present.
We have decided to instantly publish most of our members' rangolis who have been members in this site for at least more than an year. The rangolis would get displayed instantly in members' galleries, and also on the main Rangoli page (displays the latest rangolis).
We still would have to moderate to a certain level to showcase the rangolis in the front-page.
Congratulations to all our participants!
Suges(Suguna) wins this year's diwali rangoli contest.
Kudos to all our participants for putting up such a wonderful artistic show! It sure was a tough competition. A big 'thank you' to all of our voters who took time to vote, and also commented.
Please vote for all the participants:
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