Pongal Kolam & Pongal Rangoli: Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. If you have visited South Indian homes, you are sure to be welcome with kolams, but on the occasion of Pongal, women draw huge Pongal rangolis, which nearly covers the roads and streets. Every year pongal kolam competitions are held to encourage budding artists. Pongal rangoli designs are drawn using coloured sands and pongal kolams are drawn using dried rice powder, which serves as food for ants and other tiny creatures. On Pongal day, family members create a pongal kolam design using rice flour, before the pongal is prepared. Pongal kolams range from simple designs to real complex ones. There are several types of Pongal Kolam designs.Line kolams are free hand drawing of lines to make a geometrical pattern. Pulli (dots) are arranged in a specific sequence and order & these pullis are joined to make pictorial designs.In olden days, pongal pots were placed on top of firewood and cooked in open near the pongal kolam, nowadays cooker pongal has become very popular. After the pongal is cooked, it's placed near the pongal kolam and offerings are made to the gods. Since Pongal is a harvest festival, in villages people celebrate with a lot of gaiety and seek divine blessings throughout the year. In this post we have added 20 Beautiful Pongal Kolam and Pongal rangoli designs for your inspiration.
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