Kolam, is an age-old floor art form originated in Tamil Nadu becoming an integral part of South Indian culture. Kolam is a symmetrical design often drawn around grid patterns of dots on the floor with rice flour. The kolam patterns are often passed on from generation to generation and women are so skilled that these patterns are drawn by bare fingers, really quickly barely making any mistakes. Kolam follows complex concepts of mathematics like symmetry and permutation. Every dot and curve is calculated offering scope for intricacy, complexity and creativity of high order.
Deepawali is coming, and I am searching all over the internet for new Rangoli designs which I could make at my home this diwali. I love making Rangolis ever since I was a child. The patterns, colors and the festive vibes which came along with a beautiful Rangoli, is matchless. Rangolis or chauk-poorna is a part of hindu household during poojas, rituals, auspicious ceremonies, festivals and even daily. But, it's an essential part of Diwali celebration in India. Indians are well familiar with Rangolis.... But I am sure there is lot more to know about this colorful folk art. Let's find out-