Kolam, which welcomes our guests with gorgeous and vibrant colours, is a common sight at every Hindu house on every traditional occasion.
Kolam is visually appealing due to its unique pattern and vibrant colours, but it requires meticulous effort and takes a long time to complete. While we struggle to complete one Kolam in a single day, a Malaysian youth made history by creating 36 magnificent Rangoli Kolams in just a day.
Bala Murughan Parani Kumar, a Malaysian Rangoli Artist and Painter, was just endorsed and honoured by the renowned Malaysia Book of Records for making the “Most Number of ‘Rangoli’ Kolam Art In A Day by An Individual” on 21st January, 2022.
In a single day, this exceptional artist and co-founder of Rang Ki Craftaholic Hub made 36 colourful Rangoli Kolams. (Wow! This is a big accomplishment)
Kolam art is claimed to have originated in the pre-Aryan period, approximately 5,000 years ago.
It’s a form of design that’s painted on the floor or at the doors of a house, and it’s meant to bring good luck, prosperity, and welcome guests.
Some Indian mothers do this every morning or on special occasions like Diwali, Onam, or Pongal. It’s also said to usher in Lakshmi, the Goddess of Prosperity, and fight off evil spirits.
Did you know that Kolam has a scientific purpose?
Rangoli’s rounded shape generates good energy in individuals, lowering negative energy levels. Positive and negative energy coexist in the environment. We typically tell people to think positively since it encourages optimism in our nature. If we think constructively, we will be hopeful.
Rangoli is generally the first thing a guest sees when they visit a home, therefore we make complicated rangoli designs as a customary effort, and the bad energies become trapped in that intricacy and are unable to enter the house. As a result, people’s lives improve.