Kolam: Kolam is an art which women of South India use to decorate their homes to welcome good spirits. Did you know that Kolams are also therapeutic? By bending and drawing kolams, one's backbone gets strengthened and ofcourse toned legs. Kolam is known by many different names in the country, Sanjhi in Uttar Pradesh, Alpana in Bengal, Mandana in Rajasthan, Chowk purna in Madhya Pradesh, Rangoli in Maharashtra and Karnataka, Muggulu in Andhra Pradesh and Puvidal in Kerala. The history of drawing kolams dates back to the Indus valley civilization and it has also been mentioned in the epic "The Mahabharata", where gopikas used to draw kolams to ease the pain of parting away from their beloved Krishna. There are many different kinds of kolam designs like sikku kolam(knot design), pulli kolam(dot), peacock kolam, and so on. In tamilnadu there many books on rangoli kolangal, for beginners. In dotted kolam version, the 15 pulli kolam design is quite popular. In this post we have included 25 Beautiful and Creative Kolam designs for every occasion.