Kolam



Since Deepavali is just around the corner, I have come up with another contest which is related to the festival of lights.

Here is my post for the contest on my shop's page.

Deepavali 'Kolam' Contest:

1. Make sure that you have liked Chang Jiang Enterprise.

2. Take a picture of your self-created 'kolam'.

3. Post it here at our facebook page.

4. Get your friends to like our page and then comment on your 'kolam'.

5. The contestant with the most comments wins a hamper. Spamming will be deleted.

6. Consolation prizes too.

7. Contests ends on the 29 Nov 12.




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 walk that much for too 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 Lakshimi, the Goddess of prosperity. The patterns range between geometric and mathematical line drawings around a matrix of dots to free form art work and closed shapes.

Folklore has evolved to mandate that the lines must be completed so as to symbolically prevent evil spirits from entering the inside of the shapes, and thus are they prevented from entering the inside of the home.

wikipedia

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing what Kolam is for. I didn't know much about Kolam.

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    1. I think Malaysians are lucky. We get to know each other cultures. We have so many cultures and yet we live hormony in our country. We respect each other differences

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    2. Whenever I go to the mall, I will stop by to look at the Kolam. They are so nice, creative and colourful.

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    3. You are also clever to think of this contest. It will be so suitable for Deepavalie and your customers.

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    4. actually a customer gave me the idea of the Kolam. So I googled it and learn more about it..

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  2. I love checking out Kolam decorations. It's nice to see them when Deepavali is approaching. :)

    Good luck to all who enters the competition.

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    1. It should be interesting. Hope to see more people taking part.

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  3. I asked google for such thing haha we dont do that here in the philippines and i wonder not,

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    1. it's meant for the Indians celebration. Maybe you don't have such celebration over there.

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  4. i search for other pictures and i find kolam really cool from the color and the design i was some sort of artist vandalism

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  5. so thats what it is for well i bet creation like that will surely please prosperity

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    1. This kind of creative art is awesome..

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  6. have a great day and happy bloggin wenn god bless you and take the best of care always

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  7. very nice picture of the Kolam..now then I know it's called Kolam, because we hard see it here.

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    1. yes, we mainly see it here in West Msia

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  8. I saw one at the entrance of KLCC on our recent trip to KL, very colourful display on the floor, I think that's Kolam..;D

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    1. I am not that artistic so can't join in the contest, shall look out for your next contest.."."

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    2. you are welcome to join in the contest if you can find a kolam over there.

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  9. very beautiful Kolam. Am always amazed at their patience in doing these. and it's very neat too

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