Kolapodi makes it easier for women to apply kolam and also makes the kolam look brighter and well finished. Brick red powder also known as "Kaavi" is applied as an outline for kolams especially on special occasions and pooja days.
They clean the front yards and draw kolams bending their backs which gives them good exercise. Also when they pick the powder between their thumb and index finger and move them freely making designs, it helps in the fine motor movements of the fingers. Drawing kolams gives some form of exercise to the eyes too.
What is kaavi powder?
Kaavi powder kaavi powder Brown powder used for puja homam and mainly used for Drawing kolam in front of house and kovil. Kolapodi makes it easier for women to apply kolam and also makes the kolam look brighter and well finished.
Making Rangoli is an art and many people love to make it. In such a way, the first major advantage of making Rangoli is that you feel very positive while making it and this process decreases your stress.
Rangoli, made from different colors and flowers creates positive energy in your home and surroundings. It makes the mind pleasant and the atmosphere becomes positive.
How is kaavi made?
“Snow white lime, obtained by burning seashells, and washed sand from river beds are mixed with jaggery and allowed to ferment for two weeks. The mixture is then hand-pounded and applied to walls. A mixture of lime and the red-brown pigment is smeared and left for an hour after which the engraving commences.
What is Kolam Podi?
Rangoli/Kolam Powder is an artistic creation with sand flour that is made outside the front entrance of the house. It is usually done by the women folk of the house early in the morning, every day. It is a form of artistic expression.
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Apart from the above mentioned uses there are many other uses and benefits of Kaavi powder which can be felt while using.