Top 10 Onam Pookalam designs 2012 | Photos

Its time for the great Mahabali to visit his country men!

Its time to prepare a sweet smelling Pookalam with fresh flowers!

Its time to participate in snake boat race!

Its time to express your joy & happiness by performing Kaikottikali dance!

Its time to cook mouth watering feast for the King – Onasadhya!

Because its harvest time in picturesque Kerala…its Onam Festival!

 

We bring you top 10 Onam 2012 Pookalam designs:

 

Kerala Onam Festival celebrations Pookalam

 

Kerala Festival Onam celebrations Pookalam

 

Onam Pookalam Kerala Festival

 

On the Onam day, centre-stage in the courtyard is decorated with elaborate flower arrangements called Pookalam – the flower carpet.


Onam Festival Pookalam

 

Belief has it that if young, unmarried girls dance around the Pookalam, they would definitely find a desired match and get married very soon.

 

magical-colours-of-onam

 

Onam Pookalam theme

 

For Pookalam, colourful and round flower arrangement using only fresh flowers, leaves and petals is done.


Onam Pookalam designs

 

Pookalam design with a theme – snake boat race.


Pookalam Onam celebrations

 

After Onam, Thumba flowers are used to make the Onapookalam which remains untouched for two weeks.

 

Pookalam Onam festival

 

Pookalam – scent of flowers pervades on Onam festival.


Pookalam - scent of flowers pervades on Onam

 

Do let us know which Pookalam design you liked the most or which one helped you decorate your home?

HAPPY ONAM 2012!

 

 

 

 

(Contributed by: Suchi Goyal)

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