Friday, September 13, 2013

Onam Flower Decorations

Onam is the rice harvest festival and the Festival of Rain Flowers. It marks the Asura King Mahabali's annual visit to the earth. It is in the honor of King Mahabali, affectionately called Onathappan, that Onam is celebrated. As part of the ritual people arrange the flowers in various patterns. 


Happy Onam



32 comments:

Panchali said...

Happy Onam to you and your family, Rajesh.
Lovely design :)

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture and nice chakra decoration

Our photos said...

Beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Mama Zen said...

How pretty!

Annemor said...

How do they make theese?
Have a nice evening :)
Mormor

Al said...

That's a lovely arrangement - it reminds me of my time living in Holland, where flowers were very important.

RNSANE said...

That is an amazing accomplishment...reminds me a bit of the mandalas I've seen at Buddhist temples. So much work goes into them but they are seldom kept long. They're made of colored sand.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Creative colorful and captivating ! Happy Onam.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow.....they are amazing!
Thanks for sharing.

Happy weekend,
Ruby - STARRY UNIVERSE

Carver said...

I love the flower mosaics.

DeniseinVA said...

Incredible flower arrangements and so colorful. Great photos!

Karen said...

Wow, what intricate patterns!

Annemor said...

I wonder how they do it.
Lovely patterns.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

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Indrani said...

Great shots!

Rajesh Kumar said...

Happy Onam to you my friend. Great pictures

Uma Anandane said...

Rich decorations, Nice!

a Rat said...

lovely decor..

Aparna Anurag said...

lovely capture!!

edenhills said...

Amazing that so much detail is created with flowers.

allresourceupdates said...

Simply Awesome.. :)

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas fotos!

Arti said...

Wow! Love those designs. Such wonderful captures. Totally love the art.

Ragini Puri said...

Wish you a very hapy Onam! Incredible flower arrangement! :)

Tomichan Matheikal said...

I extend hearty Onam greetings to you. Pookalams arouse nostalgia.

रजनीश के झा (Rajneesh K Jha) said...

प्रभावी !!!
शुभकामना
आर्यावर्त

Najm Nisa said...

This reminds me of those schooling days where I made slightly a less complex flower rangoli to win in a competition! very beautiful :-)

Prasad Np said...

Absolutely beautiful designs...

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Wow..wow..very beautiful..:-)

Gillena Cox said...

such beautiful designs, thanks for sharing Onam with us; have a nice Thursday

much love...

Enchantress said...

you made me proud to be indian

nashsherry said...

Oman is a great festival in of Kerala as we all know that it is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state. Thanks for remembering us!!!!