Kolam

Kolam

endless delicate lines

organically etched

to come share

showered munificence

on home blessed

 

Organic invite

to god’s creatures

for a bite

Shared celebration

Blessings and joy

Universal spirit to buoy

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* Kolam (Tamil: ????? kõla?) is a form of painting that is drawn using rice powder.  A Kolam is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots in an endless pattern. In South India, it is widely practised by female Hindu family members in front of their homes.purpose: Decoration was not the sole purpose of a Kolam. In olden days, kolams used to be drawn in coarse rice flour, so that the ants don’t have to work that much for to long for a meal. The rice powder is said to invite birds and other small critters to eat it, thus inviting other beings into one’s home and everyday life: a daily tribute to harmonious co-existence. It is a sign of invitation to welcome all into the home, not the least of whom is Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity

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