Kolam and Benefits
Every morning, in most parts of India, an almost identical ritual will take place. Housewives will sweep the entrances of their home and sprinkle it with some water. They will then decorate their home entrance with a kolam.
A kolam is a geometric drawing created with rice flour. Its design can vary from simple and small to colourful and complex. Regardless of its design, the kolam is a customary Indian culture that has many benefits to one’s life. Kolam symbolizes auspiciousness and good luck.
Hindus believes that the geometrical design of a kolam is supposed to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth, into the household whilst driving away evil spirits. Kolam symbolizes auspiciousness and good luck. Hindus believes that the geometrical design of a kolam is supposed to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth, into the household whilst driving away evil spirits
Drawing a kolam is seen as a great physical exercise. When one bends their body to draw the kolam, their back bone is bent in a position known as the Yogasana. The Yogasana is believed to strengthen the back bone, thus also giving the waist and hip a good exercise. Completing a kolam increases one’s creativity and concentration. This is because, it requires a lot of focus and patience to draw a kolam. Kolam are also believed to reduce stress and improve brain activity.
Health benefits of Kolam:
When the ladies bend their body to put kolam it is one of the most necessary exercises for the ladies. The ladies usually get easy back pain when compared to the men. This is because the ladies do more work when compared to the men in the house.
It is very much necessary that ladies should get used to good body exercise. This is the reason why the kolam designing in front of the house is considered to be one of the most important exercises of the ladies. When the ladies bend their body and release their body in designing the kolam the back bone problems of the ladies are cleared and the fitness of the backbone is increased.
The kolam designing also contains some medical significance when compared to the other Tamilnadu Culture. Each and every activity in Tamilnadu that is performed has some medical significance and the people think that the Kolam designing is the best part of entertainment to the people of Tamilnadu.
The water that is poured in front of the house before kolam designing is mixed with the Cow Dung and this helps in pure air circulation and also in killing the unwanted insects. If the kolam designing is done in the early morning then the ladies get the opportunity to breathe the fresh air of the nature.
Kolam designing has many advantages and the main part is the designing of the kolam helps in the increasing of the creativity. Moreover there are also many other extra significance in the Kolam designing and there are also medical importance in the kolam designing.
The planning of the Kolam design also helps in increasing the creativity of the ladies and the team work will also help in easy sharing of the Kolam design.
There is a special type of kolam which is known as the sikkal kolam. When the ladies practice more with the sikkal kolam it can be said that the ladies will be more capable of solving any type of problem that comes in their life.
This can also be said as the practice to them before the marriage. The sikkal kolam will tune the mind in such a way that any problem in life can easily be rectified even after the marriage.
There are many attractive types of Kolam design and each type of Kolam design has its own significance and that helps in developing the Kolam skills. In the history of Tamilnadu the Kolam designs were supposed to be one of the biggest art in the Palace of the Kings. The Tamilnadu Kings also spent lots of their time in developing the Kolam Culture in Tamilnadu.
Previously the kolam was drawn only with rice flour. This was done so that crows, squirrels, ants may all eat the rice flour from the kolam. This is supposed to be one of the “ Pancha Maha Yagnas” which form the daily duties of a Hindu & is called “ Bhutha Yagna” which is intended to create in man, the spirit of sharing with all living beings.