Pulli Kolam: It's common for Hindu women of India to decorate the entrance of their homes with pulli kolams everyday. It's kind of a ritual passed on from generation to generation. Pulli kolams are also known as dotted kolam. Based on a pre arranged dots, beautiful rangolis, sikku kolams, kolam patterns can be designed on them. The most common pulli kolams are 7 pulli kolam and 15 pulli kolam, the dots can be in a straight line or interlaced based on the complexity of the design. Begginners normally start with a 3*3 kolam and slowly move on to the 5*5, 7*7 patterns. Pulli kolam designs normally have a flower based patterns, which can be later filled with colored sand or just an outline with the kaavi color, which is a bright red colour. It's believed that kolams ward away evil spirits. Even during sacred rituals, pulli kolams or kolam designs are first decorated on the floor, as it's considered to be very auspicious. In this post we have included 25 Beautiful Pulli Kolam designs for all occasions. Please check our videos section for tutorials on pulli kolam designs and other rangolis. You can start this as a hobby or if you are more serious, it can be a rewarding career. If you live in tamil nadu, visit the margazhi kolam competition, which is held every year in December.