Kolam is one of the old practice of south India. Women get up early in the morning, clean the entrace, sprinkle with water and draw kolam. Kolam can be drawn by connecting dots. Non dot based kolam patterns are also there. Kolam increases the creativity of the person. Mind becomes positive when looking at the beautiful kolam. It relaxes mind. It is a good exercise as one has to sit, sat and bend when drawing kolam. Breathing early morning fresh air is also good for health.
The tamil month "Markazhi" is from Dec 14 to Jan 14. We put color kolam in this month. I enjoy putting color kolam always as colors cheer me up in the early morning along with fresh air.