With the month of margazhi a week away, some hawkers in the local markets have started to sell coloured powders that are used to design colour kolams and rangolis at doorsteps through the month.
One hawker in the Mandaveli market zone has a variety of colour powders on sale. Red, green, purple, blue, orange…
A 150 gms pack costs Rs.10.
Kolam powder is more often sold by mobile hawkers who cycle through the colonies