Sunday 19 Nov, 2017


The Reality behind the Rangoli's and Kolam's


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the reality behind the rangoli and kolam

Indian culture is closely related to rituals and religion. With different pattern, Indian woman drew kolam patterns every day. Morning is the time to drew the kolam's.

On special occasions, the white kolam designs were made with wet rice flour paste accompanied by thick strips of earth colored borders made with red sand mixed with water.

Millions of women from different communities in South India practice this art form every day.

The threshold is a key concept in Tamilian culture. Even historical Tamil literature such as the Sangam literature (Tamil literature in the period spanning 300BC to 300 CE) is divided into the akam (inner field) and the puram (outer field).

In one of Nammalvar’s (the fifth among the 12 Alwar saints who espoused Vaishnavism) hymns, the God in the poem is the God of the threshold. Of course, every newly married bride formally becomes a part of the household when she steps overs the threshold.

The most common understanding has been that the idea of using rice flour is to provide food to ants, insects and small birds. There are several ritualistic stories based on the religion. But there are more studies conducted in this ritual all over the world. According to the studies this is to strengthen the bond between earth and human beings.

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