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Makar Sankranti Rangoli and Kolam Pictures

Drawing of Kolams or Rangoli on Makar Sankrathi is considered highly auspicious. Surya Kolam (Rangoli with the drawing of Lord Surya), sugarcane picture on rangoli, boiling Pongal pot, Shri Kolam, chariot Kolams etc are the most preferred Rangolis and Kolams during Makara Sankranti. Here are a few photos that give an idea for Makar Sankranti kolams.Click on the images for a larger view. The images are copyrighted to the respective owners.Makara Sankranthi Shri Kolam
Makar Sankranti Surya Ratha KolamBeautiful Peacock Kolam
Simple Design
Simple Design 2
Boiling Pongal Pot KolamComplicated Design Kolam
Makar Sankranti Kolam with Sugar CaneSimple Design 3Update:Fresh Sankranti Kolams or Muggulu Published in 2010
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Teachings from Mundaka Upanishad

As long as we think we are the jiva,
We feel attached and fall into sorrow.
But realize that you are the Atman,
And you will be freed from sorrow.
When you realize that you are the Atman,
Supreme source of light, supreme source of love,
You transcend the duality of life
And enter into the State of Oneness.The pranava (AUM) is the bow; the arrow is the self;
Brahman is said to be the mark.
With heedfulness It is to be penetrated;
Become one with It as the arrow in the mark.Know that Self alone, the One without a Second,
On which are strung Heaven and Earth,
Inner Space, Mind, Vital Energy, all the organs.
Leave off other words, for this is the Bridge to Immortality.Mundaka Upanishad