Happy Pongal 2020! Here Are Some Simple Rangoli Designs To Inspire Your Creativity!

As the harvest festival nears, here are some fun and interesting rangoli designs that we’ve compiled, to help you try something new this Pongal.


January 15, 2020


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Pongal, the festival of harvest, wealth, goodness and happiness, is here! Celebrated mainly by Tamilians all over the world, Pongal coincides with Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu, as the festival of harvest is observed by the entire country with interesting rituals. While they all have scrumptious food, beautifully decorated household, new clothes and the unification of communities in common, there are some differences that set the festivals apart.

In Pongal, Tamilians don’t just indulge in guzzling down vennpongal and sakkara pongal but also decorate the house with artistic kolam designs at the entrance. The idea behind preparing kolam outside the house is to bring colours, vibrancy and positivity to the household. On the day of Pongal, women of the household wake up at 4 am to draw kolams and deck up the hallway. In fact, sketching kolams is a big sport followed in Tamil Nadu. A huge competition takes place every year in Mylapore, Chennai, where people compete to draw the most intricate yet symmetrically beautiful kolams with Pongal as the theme.

We have compiled a set of rangoli designs to help you gain some inspiration for your kolam. These rangolis include messages of pongal valthukkal as well as some sketches of the bubbling pongal from the pot. Scroll away and be amazed but make sure to use as many colours as possible as you try something new this year!

Here’s a melange of patterns

With Pongal and a palm tree as its highlight, here’s a kolam which has a mixture of several designs, to bring about peppiness to it.

A perfect Pongal scenario

With a bubbling Pongal by the side and the face of a cow in the centre, here’s a fun kolam that you can use and improvise!

Simple and sublime kolam

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With Pongal in the highlight and sugarcane stems surrounding it, this kolam design can be used if you’re not too sure of trying something intricate.

Rangolis with an abundance of colours

As mentioned above, the purpose of kolam is to bring forth positivity and vibrancy to the household. These rangoli designs can be drawn at several places in the house.

Symmetric beauty!

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The weekend that was, in mylapore. The annual mylapore festival which happenes around pongal just got over and it was quite the spectacle, with food, shopping, contests and culture. The most popular feature of the festival is the annual kolam contest held on two days, where an entire stretch of a road is cordoned off and transformed into a carpet of kolams. Sharing some pics of the kolams and rangolis here. Last pic shows the entire stretch of the street. . . . . . . #mylapore #mylaporefestival #mylaporefestival2020 #chennai #kolam #rangoli #streetsofchennai #streetsofindia #seechennai #itz_chennai #itz_tamilnadu #nammachennai #soi #streetfood #foodfestival #pongal #makarsankranti #india #indiadiaries #incredibleindia #igramming_india #indiatravel #discoverindia #indiatravelgram #exploreindia #travelgram #travelmemories #travelpics #instatravel #ig_myshots

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Here’s a lovely example of a symmetric kolam, which perfectly covers all the nuances that make Pongal special.

Here’s a throwback of actress Trisha Krishnan, also tried her hand in sketching a cute rangoli outside her house, in the company of her dogs. You can check out the post below.

Speaking of Trisha, the actress starred in a horror film back in 2018, where she played the role of an innocent girl, possessed by a spirit. Mohini, also starring Jackky Bhagnani, Jangiri Madhumita, Poornima Bhagyaraj and Yogi Babu in pivotal roles, is directed by Ramana Madhesh. The plot of the film is such – Vaishnavi and Sandeep fall in love and decide to get married. After their engagement though, things take a tumultuous turn as she gets possessed by the spirit of Mohini, who seeks revenge from Sandeep and his family. What could Sandeep have done to be haunted by Mohini? Watch the film right here on ZEE5!

For more such entertaining content, watch Yaaradi Nee Mohini, right here on ZEE5.

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