Dotted Kolams / Pulli Kolam: Kolam designs with dots are quite popular amongst the womenfolk in rural and cities. It's a tradition which is passed on from mother to daughter, for warding off evil spirits. It's believed in Hindu mythology, goddess lakshmi visits houses and when she is welcomed by beautiful dot kolams, she will be super impressed and bestow the house with prosperity and health. Dot kolams are used during rituals, festivals and almost during every occasion. If you are a beginner, wanting to try your hand at kolam designs, then it's good to start with kolam designs with dot. You might have come across the free hand kolam designs which is practised throughout India, kolam designs with dots evolved in Tamil Nadu. There are two types of dot kolams, ner pulli(straight dots) or idukku pulli kolam(interlaced dots). Its common to see dot kolam designs during Pongal, sankranthi and margazhi month festivals. Margazhi month is a tamil month which falls in December and women wake up early in the morning, clean the entrance of their houses and draw massive dot kolams. Several kolam competitions are held during the month of december to award the best designer. White colored powder is normally used to create these dot kolams and later on filled with items like colored sand, salt, flower, pulses and so on. In this post we have included 25 Best and beautiful dot kolams for every occassion.