# 25 Kolam Designs and Images You Must Check Right Now

# 25 Kolam Designs and Images You Must Check Right Now

by Priti on October 9, 2013

I thought this would be the best time to share beautiful kolam designs, folk art form with you all. As Diwali is right on its way, let’s get done with the preparations to welcome the most wonderful occasion of the year. :)

Traditional Kolam Designs and Images – An Indian Folk Art Form

Have you ever heard about the term Kolam? South Indians must be knowing this term very well, I got to know about it while I was looking out for beautiful rangoli designs.

For South Indians, it’s a form of rangoli designs made with dots and loops, the material used is mostly rice flour or a paste ( rice flour mixed with water), is what is referred to as kolam designs.

Ah…using rice flour doesn’t mean that kolam designs are only white in color. In-fact you can add all beautiful colors as we do in the case of making a rangoli designs for our home.

With all due respect to their traditions and culture I want to say that, I was literally confused when I found all new different types and forms of kolam designs, of what we call as rangoli. When I saw the designs and images of kolam I was so astonished.

Check out all the beautiful kolam images and designs with a traditional touch of using rice flour and flowers to make pookalams. Unlike rangoli, patterns are even made on daily basis. God! I can never afford to do that! Hats off to the ladies of  Tamil Nadu. :D

# 1. Kolam Rangoli Designs and Pattrens

Kolam Patterns

Still I managed to learn names of some of the kolam patterns and will tell you its meaning as we come across several designs I have collected for you all. :)

# 2. Pulli Kolam Design

Pulli/ Neli Kolam: Ah…actually that’s related to an endless cycle running around dots, not the real bi-cycle please. :P

Pulli Kolam

Image via bharatmoms.com

# 3. Pookalm Kolam for Pongal

Here is an image of pookalam kolam designs made with all beautiful flowers.

Pookalam Pongal

# 4. Ezhai Kolam Designs

And here comes an image of a complicated kolam design. Its called ezhai, I really want to try it.

Ezhai Designs

# 5 . Diwali Rangoli Kolam

A regular rangoli design made with coarse flour of rice on the occasion of Diwali.

Diwali Rangoli

# 6. A South Indian Women Making Rangoli

Whoa! Look at this, beautiful kolam designs made by a South Indian women in front of her house, she is seriously involved in making it.

Kolam Rangoli

# 7. Athapookalam Rangoli Images for Onam

Athapookalam or pookalam, these designs are drawn using flowers during the festival of Onam.

Athapookalam Designs

# 8. Ladies Making Kolam Rangoli in Front Of their House

Can you make out if it’s day or night scene? Actually, according to their culture and traditions for South Indian ladies, making kolam designs is the first thing they need do in the morning.

Kolam Rangoli Designs

# 9. Rangoli Kolam Large-sized Image

Kolam Rangoli

Had enough of kolam designs and images, now it’s time to learn the basics of this pretty art form of India. Here is a simple video illustrating: How to make a Pulli Kolam Designs.

How to Draw a Pulli Kolam

I am pretty sure, now you know what kolam is all about and why do South Indians use rice flour to make it. Yeah, for feeding birds and insects, and get their blessings. Got the steps? So, what are you waiting for?

I have shared so many designs with you all. Pick up the one you like the most and get started making kolam designs. :)

# 10. Simple Kolam Designs

Simple Kolam

Image via indian-heritage

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{ 19 comments… Thoughts? Plz leave a reply: }

1 Shashank
November 6, 2012 at 1:29 am

I loved the 2nd 5th and 9th kolam designs very much…I think kolam floor decals will be good for lazy people like me


2 Priti November 6, 2012 at 1:50 am

You are a funny guy Shashank! :P Yeah sure, ready made (easy-to-stick) kolam stickers are available in the market. Go grab it and get one for me too! :)


3 Valli November 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Awesome Rangolis!!


4 Priti November 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Thanks a lot Valli! Hey, I know you are an artist…do try at least one of these designs for you home… :)


5 Sathish November 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm

brilliant line up… interesting interest you have got


6 Priti November 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

Yeah Sathish! Rangoli designs are all over my mind now-a-days & I’ve written three posts continuously on different types of rangol! Ah… now am feeling a bit satisfied. ;)


7 Sathish November 7, 2012 at 8:43 am

oh really! I was away from blogs for quite sometime…. guess I missed :(


8 Priti November 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yes, I did! No problem Sathish, actually I was not able to share my posts on IndiBlogger coz we have shifted a new domain, may be that’s why you were unable to reach. Everything is back on the track and you won’t miss my posts! :)


9 meena January 1, 2013 at 9:08 am



10 Priti January 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Yay! Thanks Meena for liking it. Yours is the first comment I had received. Happy New Year!!! :)


11 Thank u January 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm



12 Priti January 16, 2013 at 2:43 am

Thank you so much for stopping by and liking it.. :)


13 jothipriya January 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm

All Kolams are very very superb


14 manju January 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm

nice collection i like it very much.


15 Priti January 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Thanks Manju…how about sharing it with your friends? :)


16 umapathy kasinathan January 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm

All Kolams are wonderful.


17 peen12parveen September 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

its beautiful rangoli designs


18 santhirani81 November 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

all kolam are very nice.


19 nithi September 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

this is amazing,and wonderful.


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