Sankranti Rangoli Designs, Pongal Rangoli Patterns, Dots Muggulu

Makar Sankranti or Pongal is the season for Rangoli designs. Rangoli designs, also known as Kolam in Tamil, Muggu in Telugu, Kolam in Malayalam, Alpana in Bengali, are considered as a symbol to welcome prosperity or wealth into our house.

Women draw rangoli designs or patterns to welcome Sankranti Lakshmi or the crop they yielded during the rainy and winter seasons.

In Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, during Sankranti or Pongal season, women folk draw rangoli in front of their houses and decorate them with turmeric powder, kumkum, grass blades, flowers, sugarcane slices, gooseberries, and some types of grains.

Apart from mythological or spiritual significance, Rangoli designs also benefit humna beings. The raw material, rice flour or other flour, used in Rangoli designs effect the growth of some harmful insects. It also provides the food for some useful little insects and worms.

Here are some Rangoli designs or Muggulu contributed by Mrs. Soumya Rajesh Torthi from Bangalore:

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10 Comments

  1. famous rangoli designer rangoli design for Maharashtrian shravan celebration

    By Ravi at August 14, 2014 at 1:26 am
  2. best rangoli designs for competition on new year

    By Gajbaahu at September 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm
  3. simple rangoli designs with dots images of flowers

    By Dayanand at August 20, 2013 at 11:33 am
  4. dotted rangoli designs with the number of dots

    By Siddhima at August 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm
  5. nice rangoli designs with some special effect video

    By Vanhi at May 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm
  6. rangoli designs for competition with dots many dots

    By Ishayu at May 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm
  7. kollam with dots for panguni uthiram rangoli in tamil nadu homes

    By Dayamayi at March 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  8. Designs are good.. but we want know the making of design ie.,
    how many chukkalu… and the pattern.. i.e., continuous chukalu OR
    alternative chukkalu..

    Greatful if make me to get the chukkalu.. and the way of making..

    By V Rao Muramalla at December 23, 2011 at 8:30 pm
  9. i saw your rangoli arts & liked it but we require easy to sketch & beautiful kolum rangoli.

    By harshitha ab at September 4, 2010 at 11:41 am
  10. I did not get what i wanted so please send me good design

    By Roopa at January 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm