Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pongal ...


Happy Pongal, folks!

Kolam for Pongal 2008

Photograph: Kolam by Wife, Niece and Friend. Kolam's size: 1.5 by 1.5 meters.

11 Comments:

  1. gaddeswarup said...

    Here is an article on the mathematics of Kolam:
    http://www.americanscientist.org/template/AssetDetail/assetid/14424
    This needs subscription but the German translation is free and has some very nice pictures.

  2. Surya said...

    Happy Pongal to you too!
    Cheers,
    Surya

  3. The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

    Wow! Happy Pongal to you and the artists featured in the post as well!
    :) It's lovely. And you've a nice header too! This is catching on.

  4. guru said...

    Happy Pongal Abi! And the big Kolam reminds me the times when we used to sit on the thinnai with sugarcane and watched the cows and bulls run amok on the streets (occasionally veering towards the thinnai and spoiling the kolam too while scattering us screeching towards the door).

  5. anandi said...

    Happy Pongal!
    I always wonder that how that Kolam comes out so good most of the times.
    I guess the positive feeling inside the creator makes the outcome to be "BEAUTIFUL".

  6. Doctor Bruno said...

    For those who may not understand the theme of the Kolam, I have tried my little explanation

    http://bruno.penandscale.com/2008/01/nanopolitans-pongal-kolam-explained.html

  7. Sunil said...

    happy pongal.....and that is a fantastic kolam. A superb piece of work by your wife, niece and friend.

  8. Abi said...

    Thank you all for the greetings. Wife, Niece and Friend are thrilled -- and so am I -- by all the nice words about their work of art.

    Swarup: Thanks for the link. While I couldn't get the pdf version, I did have access to the article online. It's great!

    TGFI: I'm so glad that you noticed the header. Thanks!

    Bruno: Thanks for your post explaining the symbols in the Kolam. Wonderful!

  9. Archana said...

    Hi this kolam is really wonderful, n i would like to try it too.... Is this kolam a free hand design r is it a dot kolam, if so how many dots... Can u share it?

  10. Anonymous said...

    Pongal - Pongalo Pongal

    Very good blog about pongal. Kolam photo is excellent.Happy pongal 2009 to everybody.


    Regards
    Prasad
    pongal cards

  11. Anonymous said...

    Hi this is Jansi, this kolam is very nice and i have planned to try this. And for those who wants to try this , i have given the dot details below. WISH U ALL HAPPY PONGAL.

    18 DOTS(st.)- 6 TIMES , REDUCE THE DOTS TILL 6.