Monday, December 31, 2012

A quick and easy kolam

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Thiruvadhira 2012

Here is a Shiva Lingam kolm whch can be drawn very easily. You can expand this further with your own imagination!

Welcome to Margazhi

Friday, June 15, 2012

That's me!

While drawing a kolam at Nellishery Venkatachalapathy Kovil, in Palghat...

Flower Kolam

A Diya Kolam

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Chakram style kolam

Here is a kolam which might remotely resemble a rotating chakram cracker.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vishu Special

Happy Vishu 2012!

Vishu is an important day in Kerala. The main element of Vishu is the `Vishu Kani', or the prosperous sight that one is supposed to see, the first thing in the morning.

Krishna's `Peeli'

This kolam was also put on the occassion of a Krishna temple's festival.
The Mayil peeli, or peacock feather on the four ends reminds one of the little Lord, ever naughty and ever enchanting.
After putting the kolam, I realized that the outer border resembles balloons and candles, and renders a birthday-like theme!

Poorna Kumbham Kolam

This kolam, put during a temple festival, is centered on a Poorna Kumbham, held by two elephants on either sides.

Yet another Kolam for wedding

Here is another one, again, put on the wedding of my daughter. The picture is scanned from the wedding album, and so, apologies again for the poor picture quality.

A `Kalyana - Paay' themed kolam for weddings and engagements...

A quadra theme kolam for Kalyanam

Here is a kolam that I did for my daughter's wedding, more than a decade ago. I have scanned it from the wedding album, so apologies for the lack of picture clarity.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Kolam at a temple

Here is a kolam I did inside a temple for a function -

Monday, February 6, 2012

Vital / Panduranga Kolam

Here is a kolam with the central point being the silhouette of Panduranga and Rukuma.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kanya Kolam

Kanya Kolam
Kanya Kolams are usually the base kolams for any auspicious event. I have no clue why it is so, and also, why it is named so. If anyone can share the reason with me, great!
Anyway, here are two variants of the traditional kanya kolam.

Pongal 2012

Wishing you all a very happy Pongal. Here is a kolam on a Pongal theme -