Kolam StorySubmitted by Chacko-Hertz Financial Solutions LLC on April 27th, 2015
The Kolam: a unique prayer for prosperity
“Though the picture of a perfect retirement is always in front of you, it is not always easily seen.”
As a child in Southern India, I saw the tradition of drawing Kolams played out every morning. Each
day before sunrise, the front walkway to the home was swept and wetted down. The Kolam was
hand drawn using rice flour on this wet surface so that it held better and lasted through the day. As
the day wore on, the drawings were walked on, rained out, or blown off in the wind. And a new one
was created the next day.