This Rangoli is known as Pongali Kundalu. Pongali means rice dish. Kundalu means pots.
The sweet variety is known as Chakkera Pongali where milk, jaggery and rice are boiled together and ghee and dry fruits are added.
The spicy one known as Pongali, has rice, split green gram and spices.
The sweet one is cooked by all the South Indians on Sankranti day-the day Sun enters the Capricorn. This rice dish is offered to Sun God, cooked in new clay pot and on wood fire. Its taste is something which has to be experienced.
For this Rangoli, the dots to be placed are:
23 dots in center row,
21 dots--2 rows on either side
leaving 5 dots on each side, 11 dots 3 times
5 dots 5 times
then 1 dot
See how they are placed above.
Join as shown above. You can see the Pongali pots and earthen ware oil lamps.
This is especially for Sankranti or Pongal festival. Keep watching.....
Friends this is my 150th post in Rangolis. I am really happy to have shared with you many Rangolis regularly. I will try to post more often and also cover other aspects of Rangolis as well as other forms of Rangolis. Hope you keep on encouraging me with your suggestions and comments.
Celebrating this 150th Post, I have something special for you all:
Divyesh Vara a Rangoli Artist from Ahmedabad, Gujarath, India has very graciously shared his creations with us. He describes himself as lover of Art & Culture, specially Tribal art, Jewellery and Dressing and Rangoli he says is his PASSION!. He has an organisation Aakruti Rangoli.
Here are his creations:
As you can see, he is very artistic and talented. What is really laudable is the use of this medium in expressing his creativity as well as supporting nationalism and social causes. You can see the traditional designs, portraits, patriotism, depiction of mythological stories etc.
Hats off to him. My best wishes to him.
Thanks a lot Divyeshji for sharing such beautiful creations with us.
NOTE: The Copy Right of the above photographs rests with the artist Divyeshji.