Pookkalam also spelled as Pookalam and also known as Athapookalam is the most important rituals performed during the 10 day Onam festival.
Pookalam is an intricate and colourful arrangement of flowers laid on the floor, something similar to a rangoli.
From the first day (Atham) of the ten day Onam festival, all Malayalees prepare beautiful Onam Pookalam on their courtyard to welcome Mahabali.
People decorate their homes with fresh flower mats known as ‘Pookalam’ to welcome the King Mahabali. According to legends Onam celebrates the return of King Mahabali, the kind demon king who once ruled the land.
Onam Pookalam contest are also common during Onam season. Such pookalam contest are normally held in schools, colleges and various institutions.
In 2016, Onam will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Please find below Latest Onam Pookkalam Designs for the festive occasion of Onam.
Onam Pookkalam Designs :