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Onam Pookalam 2010 – Photos of Pookkalam in 2010 Onam

Important photographs of Pookalam in 2010. 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 Pookalam or Athapookalam. Onam Pookalam 2010 designs are given below. The traditional Onapookalam 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).  Related Onam Pookalam 2009

Story of Kadru – Mother of Nagas or Snakes

Kadru was the daughter of Daksha Prajapati. She was one of the wives of Sage Kashyapa. She gave birth to a thousand nagas or snakes including Shesha and Vasuki. The snakes she gave birth are considered to be the ancestors of the Snakes on earth. How Kadru became the mother of Thousand Serpents? Legend has it that pleased with her service, Sage Kashyapa asked her what boon she wanted. She asked for a thousand sons. Sage Kashyapa blessed her. After some time Kadru delivered a thousand eggs. She kept them in a warm pot for 500 years and the the thousand eggs Kadru burst letting out a thousand serpents. Kadru Causing Eternal Rivalry between Garuda and Snakes Sage Kashyapa had another wife named Vinita. She gave birth to the powerful Garuda – the vehicle or vahana of Vishnu. Once Kadru and Vinita put a bet on the color of the tail of the horse Uchaishravas – a seven-headed flying horse that was obtained during the churning of ocean or Samudra Manthan. Kadru claimed