Friday, August 20, 2010

Onam Festival,Onam pookkalam,Athapookalam,Onapookkalam,pookkalam Pictures

The ten-day celebrations of Onam start on Atham by putting Flower Carpet (Arts by flowers) in front of house. It is also known as Onapookkalam, Pookkalam and Aththa-Poo'. 'Pookkalam' consists of two Malayalam words; 'poov' meaning flower and 'kalam' means colour sketches on the ground. Pookkalam is extremely popular in Kerala and is followed as a ritual in every household during the ten-day-long Onam celebrations to receive the King Mahabali.

Onam Pookalams otherwise called ‘Athapookalam’ also. Traditionally, Onam Pookalams are made from the Atham Day and continues till Thiruvonam Day.

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