Kolams, the designs that Tamil Nadu has on the world

| Jan 14, 2009 at 01:16pm

Chennai: As Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal on Wednesday, it is also a time for partaking the traditional sweets and etching out beautiful kolam designs in the courtyards. The beautiful kolams are drawings or patterns made on the ground or floor with the help of fine rock or flour powder. The colours vary from the mandatory white to the vibrant hues that charm the onlooker. The women folk even sing traditional Pongal songs when they gather. CNN-IBN takes you through the revelry.