Wishing all you dear mommies a very Happy Onam

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Onam is a harvest festival of Kerala- Gods own country. It is also celebrated to welcome the King Mahabali who was once a great king as per the legends.
Other exciting activities that happen during the Onam carnival are the snake boat race, folk dance, elephants procession and the very elegant ‘Pookalam’ .
Pookalam is a rangoli made of flowers, which looks more like a flower carpet.

No festival is complete without its lip smacking food. There is a grand feast at every Malayali home called the ‘Onam sadya’. It is a traditional vegetarian nine course meal and is served on the banana leaf. This grand meal is complete by polishing off the special Palada payasam/kheer (dessert made of rice and milk ).

Onam has recently gained popularity and we see a lot of non malayali women dressed in the elegant white and gold saris. A lot of companies host a Pookalam competition followed by the grand Onam sadya for all the employees at the office.
Here is a sample of the Pookalam done by my son with some help of course.


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4 Responses to Wishing all you dear mommies a very Happy Onam

  1. Anjjali says:

    Happy onam to evryone

  2. Jaishri says:

    Very cute Pookolam Reks, Aby is very talented ..

  3. Jaishri says:

    Happy Onam everybody :lol:

  4. Megha says:

    Happy onam.. :-)

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