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Happy Pongal 2022: Beautiful Pongal Kolam and Rangoli designs ideas

Happy Pongal 2022:-Dedicated to the Sun god, Pongal is a four-day gather celebration that beginnings from January 14. Basically celebrated in the southern territory of Tamil Nadu, the celebration denotes the start of the Sun’s half year venture northwards (the Uttarayanam). The celebration which traces all the way back to no less than 2,000 years starts with Bhogi Pongal, trailed by Surya Pongal, Maatu Pongal, and Kaanum Pongal.

During the four-day-long festival, individuals pass on their appreciation to the Sun god for a decent gather and petition God for their yields to fill in the new year. The word ‘Pongal’ signifies ‘gushing out’, which is gotten from the custom of bubbling rice, milk, and jaggery in a pot till it begins spilling over. To commend the celebration, individuals improve their cows, paint their homes, and do devout parades. Jallikattu, a conventional bull-subduing occasion, is additionally held during Pongal.

The importance of the festival
The festival of Pongal is all about letting go of the past and welcoming new things in life. On the first day of the festival, people decorate their houses and offices to welcome the deity. The second day is the main day of Pongal, celebrated by offering special puja to the Lord Sun to seek his blessing. The traditional rice dish is also prepared on this day.

On the third day of Pongal, farmers decorate their cattle and worship them and lastly on the fourth-day people gather for a celebration with a traditional meal. They wear new clothes and prepare delicacies like medu vada, avial, rasam, beetroot pachadi, sakkarai pongal and moong dal payasam are also prepared during the four days of Pongal.

Why is Kolam or rangoli made?
There is also a tradition of making Kolam or Rangoli on this day to welcome the Sun deity to the home. People usually clean their house and make beautiful art with dry rice flour (kolapodi), on their front door and worship place for longevity. Dilute rice paste, paints and even colours are used for the same. Drawing kolams signifies that Goddess Lakshmi is welcomed. While most traditional kolams are indicated to draw and require practice, there are several simple Kolam at you can easily draw at home. Just get some dry rice flour, dilute rice or paint and get started. Here are 4 common Kolam designs that you can easily make.

Square Kolam
First, make a big square with dry rice, then make another smaller square inside it. At the center make a flower and on the outer sides of the square, you can make small circles and keep flowers on them.

Circular Kolam
Make a big circle, then draw 3-4 smaller circles inside the bigger one. Now ion between the two circles makes some designs like small circles slant lines. At the outer circle, you can make some leaves to finish your kolam.

Flower Kolam
Make a small circle at the center and draw simple oval leaves around it to draw a flower. Decorate the flowers with some real flowers and diyas to make your kolam look beautiful.

Star Kolam
Make a triangle and on top of that draw another triangle upside down to male a star. Now make an arc to join two tips of the star. Draw similar arcs around the star to make a beautiful pattern. Place a diya in the middle.

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