This was done for 2010 Navaratri. Colored in the rangoli primarily with sand,used glitter for jewels and sequins to depict the coins
After a long time i am back, I had to shift to Kolkata so could'ent participate so frequently. Sending Godess Mahalaxmi of Kolhapur, Its so beautiful. thought of sharing with all.
Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Diwali!
(Please click on the blue arrow, at the bottom left corner for the animation).
My mother makes this differently, she calls it Mahalaxmi kolam, I tried but not that successful.
I had created one Kasu Mandabam for Lakshmi. This is done by 25 paise coins.
Originally it was done as kasu ther(Ratham). But due to limited space the man who did frame work had taken out two rows of coins from the chakkaram and made as Mandabam. So, the Radam became Mandabam. I am sending this for arts and crafts section.
Dot style of the first kolam - Put dot 5 for two lines. Then 3 dots, and one dot above and below.
Dot style of the second kolam - 5 to 5.
Third kolam is Krishnar Chadhankai. It should be put on Krishna Jayanthi day.
Dots for the fourth and fifth kolams are 5 to 5.
Name of the sixth kolam is Hrudhaya Kamalam. It is very auspicious kolam. It is a belief that if you draw it daily for Goddess Lakshmi and pray, you will get success in your life.
The last one is border kolam.
This is Lakshminarayana Yantra. It is a free hand rangoli and is usually put during Lakshmi pooja.
Entered for diwali rangoli contest 2008.
Kolam named SWARNAPUSHPAM. The dots are 3, 6, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 6, 3 with designs on all the 6 sides.