Chennai,  Faith

Rice Flour drawings from over 50 houses in my area (Chennai, India)

அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தைப் பொங்கல் 2019 நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள், தி.ந.ச.வெங்கடரங்கன்

Artists are everywhere around us. A morning walk in the area around my house treated me to beautiful kolams (hand drawing on the floor by using rice flour & chalk) to celebrate Pongal (Harvest Festival of the Tamilians). The collages in total have kolams from over 50 houses.

தை பொங்கல் திருநாளில் எங்கள் பகுதியில் நடந்துச் செல்லும் போதுப் பார்த்த அழகான மாக்கோலங்கள்.

See the variety of design and imagination. Pot, Sugarcane and Peacocks are common themes. From 25 Houses.
See the variety of design and imagination. Pot, Sugarcane and Peacocks are common themes. From 25 Houses. (Click for the high-resolution image)
From another 25 houses. Notice in the last row, second picture, two farmers carrying Pongal pot on their head.
From another 25 houses. Notice in the last row, the second picture, two farmers (upside & downside) carrying Pongal pot on their heads. (Click for the high-resolution image)
Peacock designs in the kolams (Hand drawings on the floor by using rice flour & chalk) to celebrate Pongal (Harvest Festival in Tamil Nadu, South India)
Peacock designs in the kolams (Hand drawings on the street by using rice flour & chalk) to celebrate Pongal (Harvest Festival in Tamil Nadu, South India)
An overflowing rice pot
An overflowing rice pot
Birds in kolam
Birds in kolam
More colour Kolams celebrating Pongal festival in Chennai, India
More colour Kolams celebrating Pongal festival in Chennai, India
A sunrise scene from a village drawn as a Kolam, also seen are sugarcanes and rice pots
A sunrise scene from a village drawn as a Kolam, also seen are sugarcanes and rice pots
Overflowing boiled rice in clay pots - Happy Pongal
Overflowing boiled rice in clay pots – Happy Pongal