Margazhyi Kolams Day18:

The block print face design of Kalamkari art form captivates me very much. Fridays are said to be auspicious for Devi Ma and I was tempted to try the popular kalamkari block print face design to depict the Goddess. I was very much aware that I would not be able to do justice to the beauty of the face as in the original , yet I decided to make an attempt.
It was a back bending exercise, once I release the powder from the fingers , I can’t go back as there is no editing option unlike a pencil nd an eraser . The final result does falll very much short in comparison to the original , nevertheless I enjoyed the process. Thankyou Devi Ma 🙏🙏🙏

Day 18: Depicting “Devi Ma” on a friday

Margazhyi Kolams Day14:

This is my first attempt of making a radial kolam. My entire focus was on the centre to make it look decent and it needed concentration to achieve some sort of radial symmetry .

This kolam in a way teaches me the importance of concentration required to achieve whatever we aim for to get a decent outcome. As the current year almost draws to a close I hope and pray to step into the new year with sincerity, discipline and focus and at the same time radiating warmth, confidence , happiness and good health .

Day 14: A Circular kolam

Margazhyi Kolams Day13:

As I was drawing the Sikku kolam and with my fingers moving like a wave I was reminded of the similar pattern of crests and troughs that I have drawn on the blackboard while teaching “sound waves”.

It also reminded me about the ECG graph and how the heart beats continuously till one’s s last breath.
A wave teaches us that we have to keep on moving . It falls and rises but each time it falls it never stops to rise again!!
Despite the difficulties and joys that life showers us with we too need to keep moving without giving up despite the continuous crests and troughs that we would face in our lifetime

Day 13: A Sikku Kolam

Margazhyi Kolams Day11:

Friday is normally associated with Lakshmi Devi, the Goddess of fortune, wealth, abundance, good luck and prosperity. The Padi kolam is special and is drawn to honour and invite her into the house.
The basic square pattern with 4 lines each on the perimeter is the same at the centre and the ways one keeps expanding and building it up is left to the creativity and imagination.

The patterns created in different regions of India might be different but isn’ t it interesting to know that in terms of intention and symbolic value there is a common purpose!!

Day 11: Friday Padi Kolam

Margazhyi Kolams Day10:

I once read somewhere that Surya is a God whom we actually see, feel and pray to in daily life. He is assumed to be riding a chariot driven by seven white horses and is the life giver sustaining all life on Earth .
When we do Sun salutations ( surya namaskar) the very first shloka that we recite is ” Om Mitraya Namaha” , so he is also a friend to all the flora and fauna on Earth.
Today on the” amavasya” day when some parts of the world witnessed ” solar eclipse” I have made an attempt to draw Lord Surya’ s chariot and the mat depics the the black sky .
Day 10: Chariot of Surya on Solar Eclipse Day

Margazhyi Kolams Day8:

The bell is an instrument that has a symbolic meaning in many religions. It rejuvenates the place with its pleasant sounds and creates a happy spiritual atmosphere in a temple, church or a Tibetan monastery which has prayer wheels.

Day 8: Merry Christmas