Padma Prakash's picture

This is a dotted kolam with dot count 9-9 straight dots. Inspired by Sudha's nagakolams, I tried this.

Rangoli: Nagabandha


subashini's picture

very nice try.

smahalakshmi's picture

Nice trial kolam, Padma. I think today, I-Kolam is flooded with Padma's nagabandha kolams. All the designs looks very pretty, dear.


Rajusree's picture

Very nice kolam with good cool color.

julien's picture

very nice ... padma.. single snake is Surrounding the kolam wth nice color..

ammuchandhini's picture

Nice try on ur bb padma... sky blue and white col combo is nice...

Padma Prakash's picture

Thank you Maha, Rajusree, Julien and RAni.

jkmrao's picture

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 Smile I have given an example in tamizh long ago for a similar pattern, but with two snakes ( ). 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

nithyaashok's picture

Beautiful Padma

dibbutn's picture

Padma I feel so happy to see so many uploads from u and that all Nagabandha kolams. This pattern too is very nice.

Padma Prakash's picture

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.

umaraja's picture

very nice wk padma

Suguna Murugesan's picture

very nice padma!-suguna murugesan

rajamma_2's picture

Lovely design Padma.

seethalakshmi suresh's picture

very attractive dancing snakes

alameluranganath's picture

all snake kolam

jkmrao's picture

Kindly see the note I added today at 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 Smile

Regards! - mOhana