Kolam and the bright red border enclosing it are also believed to prevent evil and undesirable elements from entering the houses.
On the day of Pongal, the kolam is drawn with rice flour that can be plain as well as coloured. Generally, parallel straight lines can be drawn using a rod to be filled with symbols of cosmic and spiritual interest.
Kalash or pot kolam is considered to be most auspicious on the occasion of pongal festival. The inset picture shows the step-wise the drawing of kalash komal. First of all using rice powder draw an inverse triangle; then the square rhombus; followed by simple decoration with lines; thereafter draw the coconut and leaves. In the end, draw a red square boarder. Happy Pongal and Happy kolam drawing!
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