This is a dotted kolam with dot count 9-9 straight dots. Inspired by Sudha's nagakolams, I tried this.
Sat, 2011-08-06 21:38
very nice try.
Sat, 2011-08-06 21:42
Nice trial kolam, Padma. I think today, I-Kolam is flooded with Padma's nagabandha kolams. All the designs looks very pretty, dear.
Sat, 2011-08-06 23:55
Very nice kolam with good cool color.
Sun, 2011-08-07 01:32
very nice ... padma.. single snake is Surrounding the kolam wth nice color..
Sun, 2011-08-07 02:36
Nice try on ur bb padma... sky blue and white col combo is nice...
Sun, 2011-08-07 08:15
Thank you Maha, Rajusree, Julien and RAni.
Sun, 2011-08-07 15:49
Wonderful Mrs padmA! Please put the tail on the body for proper in-and-out movements. Do you know - this pattern is at least 1500 years old! This is the classic nAga-bandha model. mAgha was the first to write a poem in this pattern in SiSupAlavadha. Later, bhAravi too used this, I believe, in kirAtArjunIyam. Lots of poets have used this. I'll upload some patterns later when I find time including mine I have given an example in tamizh long ago for a similar pattern, but with two snakes ( http://www.ikolam.com/node/1965?p=1930 ). I am looking for bandha patterns in kannaDa. Anybody, can you find me the book kannaDa chitrakaAvya book by T V Venkatachala Sastry? They will be in university or college libraries. Please borrow and xerox it. I'll pay the expenses. Enjoy!
Regards! - mOhana
Sun, 2011-08-07 21:29
Sun, 2011-08-07 23:05
Padma I feel so happy to see so many uploads from u and that all Nagabandha kolams. This pattern too is very nice.
Thank you JKM sir for detailed history on this design. I didnt know anything about this when I planned to draw this. I have noted down the book name and I will try. If I get , I will courier the book to you. Sir, can I ask what's your PhD subject?
Thank you Nitya.
Sun, 2011-08-07 23:07
very nice wk padma
Sun, 2011-08-07 23:22
very nice padma!-suguna murugesan
Sun, 2011-08-07 23:29
Lovely design Padma.
Mon, 2011-08-08 02:00
very attractive dancing snakes
Mon, 2011-08-08 04:14
all snake kolam
Thu, 2011-08-11 15:32
Kindly see the note I added today at http://www.ikolam.com/node/23726 which corrects some errors in the comments I made on 7 Aug. padmA ma'am, I am a scientist by profession with specialty in determining molecular (small molecules, proteins and viruses) structures using X-ray diffraction techniques. But my passion is literature, in particular, prosody or chandassu dealing with metres used in poetry. chitrakAvya is a part of chandas. At the present time, I am spending my time on the relationship between tALa and metres. In kannaDa, Sastry's book is supposed to be a masterpiece. Even kavirAjamArga has some chitrakaviva. There is also an ancient book in kannaDa called madanatilakam that has some chitrakAvya. I have a 19th or early twentieth century copy of that book