Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Krishna Leela Theme Kolam

Here is a kolam based on the theme - Sri Krishna Leela. We did this kolam at Kannankulangara Krishna Temple, on the day of `Krishnavatharam Chandana Chaarthal', during the Dashavathara Chandana Kaappu festival.

The central part of the Kolam is depicting Radha Krishna - The union of Jeevathma with Paramathma.


Around these are four instances from Bala Leela -

1. The infant and naughty Krishna being tied up to the pestle and bringing down the two trees - Yamalarjunas, and thereby liberating Nalakoobura and Manigreeva.

2. Krishna dancing on the poisonous snake Kaliya and removing the false vanity of Kaliya.

3. Krishna lifting Govardhana mountain and protecting the beings of Vrindavan from the incessant rain and thunder, caused due to the pride and wrath of Indira, the King of Heaven.

4. Krishna and friends stealing butter.

The Bala leelas are then followed by the Raasa leela, with the gopis singing and dancing in ecstasy.

 After finishing this circle, we got so much reminded of Uthakaad Venkita Subbaiyer's `Asaindhaadum Mayil Ondru Kaanum'... meaning, when one sees the beautiful dancing peacock, one feels that its telling us that our Lord Krishna has arrived.

So we finished the kolam with the peacocks too, dancing to the tune of Raasa leela. :-)

 One more pic..



  1. Madam, Divine and ultimate! I have been watching your kolams and appreciate the creativity in planning kolams for the occasions. I would like to be a part of your creations and learn the art from you!

  2. Great one...the pea-cocks are really beautiful..

  3. Amazing....talent. You are really blessed. I have been watching your kolams and I am inspired...and too got continuous 3 years first prize in Kolam competition. I would like to be a part of your creations and learn the art from you!..........Thank you

  4. An amazing kolam with so much of details & thoughts put into it!

  5. Very neat, elaborate and highly artistic !!! Great maa kolams. In our land India, how fine arts flourish door to door is something we need to be really proud of!!!