Onam Pookalam – Photos of Floral Designs - Collection of Pictures of Flower Designs

Onam Pookalam – Photos of Floral Designs. Talk about Onam in Kerala and one of the first images that come to mind is that of the flower bed or floral (designs) arrangements known as Pookkalam or Athapookalam. The traditional Ona-pookalam usually consists of ten rings indicating the ten day ritual during the ten day celebrations of Onam which begins on Atham and ends on Thiru Onam in the month of Chingam (August – September). In 2013, Onam is on September 16. (We will update Onam Pookkalam 2013 photos as we receive them).

Nowadays many pookkalams concentrate more on the design part and in the process the ten rings are avoided. The pookkalams mainly concentrate on the various cultural aspects of Kerala and on the Onam myth.
Here are pictures of some of the Pookkalams that won first prize in competitions held in Onam 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The aim is to give an idea of the various modern designs used in pookalam, which is a natural rangoli or kolam. The larger image might not be always of high quality.

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Onam Pookalam 2012 Photos



Below are prize winners in a 2012 competition





First Prize Winners in certain Onam Pookalam competitions in 2011 - below






Onam Pookalam 2011 Photos

























Onam Pookalam 2010 Photos




(Click on the below images for a larger view)

Onam Pookalam 2009 Photos


Onam 2008 Pookalam Photos


Onam 2007 Pookalam Photos






Onam Pookalam Photos 2006 and 2005
Below are photos of pookalams made by various cultural organizations. Click on the images for a larger view.

These above images are from an Athapookalam competition held in Kerala 2005. The first three were prize winners.
This Pookalam image is of Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara.
This Pookkalam image is of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
This Pookalam image is of Kerala Kala Samiti in Bhubaneswar.
This pookalam made using rangoli is by a street artist.
This pookalam image belongs to K Satheesh Kumar. Also the six images below.
This image belongs to Jinto's Onam celebrations.
This pookalam is made by a residence association in Kerala.

All the photos are copyrighted to respective owners.