Star kolam
Created by Lata on 2010-04-06,


Single stroke kolam
Created by Lata on 2010-02-25,

Inspired by Mrs.Rajam. Dot count: 15, 13 (2lines), 9 (2 lines), 5 (2 lines) and ending in 1 dot on all sides. I had made a colored version of the same last year and published it here. But, I had to unpublish it after an hour or so, since I didn't realize that I had published the same dotted kolam done by another member. But, this version is an animated one, as promised to Mrs.Rajam. Let me know what you think of it. Smile

Here is the original version:

Mahashivarathri rangoli
Created by Lata on 2009-12-01,

We would like to wish all our members a very happy festival season. With the winter only couple of weeks away, we are eagerly waiting for the margazhi season to begin! We hope you will share your rangoli/kolam creations with us throughout this auspicious season culminating with the Pongal festival.

Bluebells Rangoli
Created by Lata on 2009-09-14,

This is my animated version of the Bluebells kolam. Hope you like it.

Created by Lata on 2009-09-02,

People call this pattern Brahma's knot. It is a dotted kolam. An advanced design which is an extension of this pattern could be found at:

Hope you enjoy it! Smile

Rangoli: Ashoka Chakra Rangoli
Created by Lata on 2009-08-21,

Filing it away in Gallery.

Storks Rangoli
Created by Lata on 2009-02-17,

Hello Kids!

Have you ever made a kolam with storks? Here is one if you have not tried any.

  1. Start with the dots as shown (mouse over the storks to see the dots details).
  2. Connect the dots.
  3. Fill the storks with your favorite colors.

Show it to your family members. And upload your creations to ikolam !

Chariot kolam / Ther kolam
Created by Lata on 2009-01-13,

Some of the well known temples in India initiate a procession with the devotees and the temple chariot also called the rath in the festival season.

Idols of gods are placed in large chariots or raths which are drawn by the pilgrims. The chariots are approximately 45 feet high and have six wheels. Each year, the rath yatra (procession) draws huge number of devotees from all over the country.

Click on the blue button located at the bottom of the dot grid.

Maattu Pongal "Kombu" kolam (Bull horns)
Created by Lata on 2009-01-13,

Maattu Pongal is a harvest festival honoring bulls and cows. The farmer cultivating his land depends on bulls, timely rain and the Sun. On this day, the cows and bulls are bathed, adorned with flower garlands and their horns are painted colorfully. Tinkling bells are tied around their neck and they are fed special dishes prepared that day. Bull fights called 'Jallikattu' are also arranged at some places, where young men have to take off the money pouches tied to the horns of ferocious bulls single handed. Another game called "Manji Virattu" is also arranged this day which is basically a cattle race where young men chase ferociously running bulls!
Please click on the blue arrow located at the bottom of the dot grid, to view the animation.

Mundhaanai Rangoli
Created by Lata on 2007-08-16,

I've no idea regarding the original source behind its name - "Mundaanai". Does anyone have any idea?
Please click on the blue arrow located at the bottom of the dot grid, to view the animation.