As we are gearing to celebrate Onam, here are some of the best Onam Pookalam or Onam Rangoli designs with flowers to add color to your life and festival.
Onam, though essentially a harvest festival, celebrates the annual visit of mythical king Mahabali. It is believed that Kerala under the rule of Mahabali experienced its golden age during his rule. The rule of Mahabali signifies Kerala at its best as it prospered without class, caste, or religious divides, and almost no poverty. Being a 10-day long celebration, every day holds a special significance and marks a certain stage of Mahabali’s journey to Kerala.
One prominent iconic tradition associated with Onam is that of creating pookalams, or rangoli or floral-like arrangements in various designs laid on the floor. Various flowers, especially locally available marigold to others sourced from neighboring states are plucked and arranged in various shapes. While many families create them over the course of ten days, they’re mainly created only during the last two days of Onam in others.
Here are some of the simple, easy yet beautiful Pookalam or Rangoli design ideas to make your Onam beautiful and colorful:
#1: ‘Nature’ Based Pookalam/ Rangoli design idea
#2: Symmetrical Pookalam/Rangoli design idea
#3: ‘Shell Centered’ Pookalam/ Rangoli design idea
#4: Floating Flower Pattern Pookalam/ Rangoli design idea
#5: Floating Flower Pattern Pookalam/ Rangoli design idea
#6: Onam Pookalam/ Rangoli design idea with Marigold & Rose