Margazhyi kolams Day 29:

My kolam journey during this Tamil month of Margazhyi ends today. I am thankful to the Almighty that He gave me the enthusiasm, time, energy , interest to discover this new form of art that I seem to have started liking more.

I am glad that I have graduated from a 3×3 dot grid to a larger dot grid since last year .
I seem to enjoy drawing the Sikku kolam most as the curved lines that make an intricate pattern around the dots makes it challenging to figure out where the design begins from and where it ends. Thanks to Google and YouTube to have such a vast Kolam bank which makes it easy for people like me who start learning and practicing it after crossing mid forties.

Posting my kolam on a daily basis in a way also made me stick to a deadline to honour the commitment I made to myself.

Today is Bhogi , wherein people light a bonfire and old things are discarded.

A new Hindu tamil month of ” Thai” commences tomorrow on Pongal. We offer Thanksgiving to the Sun God, the cattle , the Mother Earth for a good harvest crop.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Pongal, Happy MakarShankranthi, Happy, Bihu and a Happy Lohri too

Day 29: I am drawn more towards hanging lamps and Sikku kolams. These are a few of my favorite things and I have tried to put them in an art form today

Margazhyi Kolams Day28:

Margazhyi month is synonymous with kolams, kacheris ( vocal carnatic musical concert) and devotion. It seems it is considered to be more of a spiritual month in South India.

In a musical concert among the many musical accompaniment instruments the Veena is a string instrument and the Mridangam is a percussion instrument.
Today is Sankatahara chaturthi ( Sankashthi) which happens to be an important day connected with Ganesha

Day 28: My kolam has the Vignahartha, the remover of obstacles on a Sankashti day along with the Veena and Mrindagam emanating melodious tones .