Mother daughter made Rangoli with ice cream stick, name recorded in Singapore Book of Records, see amazing artwork2 min read
Mother Daughter Rangoli: Rangoli is one of the most difficult art forms. It may take a person a lot of time to make it. A mother and daughter team have entered the Singapore Book of Records by using 26,000 ice cream sticks to create a 6-by-6 meter rangoli artwork depicting notable Tamil scholar-poets. Sudha Ravi, along with her daughter Rakshita, presented a rangoli during a cultural program organized as part of the ongoing Pongal celebrations in the Little India neighborhood last week. Sudha Ravi has also been listed in the record books for making 3,200 square feet of Rangoli in 2016.
It took a month to make the Rangoli. It is depicted in honor of famous Tamil scholar-poets such as Tiruvalluvar, Avvaiyar, Bharathiyar and Bharathidasan. The report said violin and mridangam artistes enthralled the audience with songs praising Carnatic music and works of poets at the January 21 event. Soundara Nayaki Vairavan, founder of Kalamanjari, said, ‘Kalamanjari and the team put on a vocal performance on the songs of these scholars.’ Which promotes Tamil literary works through music and dance.
Soundara Nayaki Vairavan also shared some pictures of the event on social media. In the caption of the post, he wrote, “Kalamanjari had a humble beginning in November 2018, when it was launched. Now after an incredible journey of four years, it has found a place in the ‘Singapore Book of Records’.” Thanks to Lisha for including her in her Pongal Calendar 2023. This record is mainly due to the tireless efforts of Sudha and Rakshita. Also, thanks to the Kalamanjari team for always standing by me.
Ravi, a rangoli expert who actively promotes Tamil culture, usually makes rangolis using rice flour, chalk and chopsticks, but this time she used acrylic paint on ice cream sticks. He is also famous for making Rangoli in community centers in Singapore, which has attracted non-Indians as well.
Vairavan, a veteran of Tamil language and culture, said, ‘Sudha and her daughter are part of Tamil cultural activities in Singapore and it is an assurance that the younger generation will carry forward our traditions’ Rajani Asokan, who runs a food and beverage business, from Rangoli Was impressed. He said that this was an outstanding highlight of the event and made him even more proud of Indian culture.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 27, 2023, 18:00 IST