"floral patterns 'athappookkalam'" State of Kerala Local Custom Tip by 6aruna

State of Kerala Local Customs: 25 reviews and 30 photos

  pookkalam ready to be dug out
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      pookkalam ready to be dug out
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      traditional bow and arrow with which offerings are
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During Onam keralites pay homage to Mahabali by creating a small floral pattern on the floor.The base is prepared using mud and cow dung on which flowers are stuck .the flowers are changed every day and on the tenth day 'thiruvonam' there is usually a grand feast, traditional dances ,traditional games . After a short prayer and offering of rice dessert the decorations are dug out.

elaborate floral patterns are made only in front of institutions and during competitions.

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  • Written Sep 7, 2006
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