In Hinduism every religious aspect or traditions have a very deeper meaning. Also Kolam is not only a way to beautify homes but also means to drive away the evil or badness from ones home and life. Kolam’s significance is much more than that; it is also used to decorate our house to welcome guests. Traditional Kolam’s were made of rice powder but now it is used with various colours.
Indian traditions mainly symbolise of bringing harmony among all elements in nature. The same way Kolam also signifies of a small step to bring this natural synchrony. We shall know the importance of Kolam, traditionally people use white powered to draw lines and join the various dots which is made of rice powder. This is an invitation for various insects birds and little ants and this symbolises of the existence of different forms of life together.
The second most significance of Kolam is it also acts as an energy filter. When any guest who enters the house see the beauty of Kolam the person would feel good and thus it creates positive energy in the body and diminishes the negative energy. Thus kolam ensures that every guest who enters the house come with good and positive energy. Thus the women of the house focus on making beautiful Kolam’s everyday so that more positivity enters the house.
Kolam is done early morning first things by the woman of the house. Kolam is considered very scared and thus is not made on dirty ground or without taking bath. Thus this is a very spiritual ritual which is done with full spiritual way. Also it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity is said to enter the house and bless the people of the house. Kolam significance is that it’s the energy centre of a house and a way of spiritual ritual.
Sanskar Bharati Rangoli is a new style of drawing Kolam or Rangoli which has begun in Maharashtra since recent times. This is a very different way of Kolam where the coloured powdered is used as a base and using ones five fingers with a fist full of powered to decorate. In the traditional way one uses a pinch of the colour and then shapes or lines are drawn on the floor and decorated with various bright colours.
Kolam is a very important and significant art of Indian culture. Kolam is also a traditional and cultural heritage of India. It is a very beautiful art of decorating prayer halls or decorating in front of the house for various festivals. Kolam also known as Rangoli is a pattern, used of dots and lines and geometrical forms. It is also an art of using finely ground white powder and colours and is a form of sand painting.
Kolam is a very unique way of expressing one’s art, and also gives enlightenment to the festivals. In ancient times or olden traditions Kolam was done only by women of the house, but nowadays also the men have taken interest in drawing Kolam or Rangoli
Significance of Kolam or Rangoli has many more; it has been carried on from ages to ages, from generations to generations. It is art forms which do not have any social barriers and is easily carried on in the modern ways too.