Beautiful Pookalam Designs for Festival
Pookalam consists of two words, ‘poov’ (flower) and ‘kalam’ (sketches on the ground). As the name suggests pookalam is an elaborate, intricate and colourful arrangement of flower. Traditionally, it is made to welcome Mahabali who visits Kerala at the time of Onam. Adolescent girls make these magnificent pookalam designs to mark the festive occasion.
These flower arrangements or pookalam designs are also made during other festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Holi and Ganpati. They are also known as flower rangoli designs.
Check out these beautiful pookalam designs to adorn your doorways, pathways and courtyards.
This beautiful pookalam design is set in geometrical patterns. You can first draw the pattern on the floor and then fill in beautiful flower petals and leaves from nature’s basket.
These awesome pookalam designs mark the festive occasion. Arrange flower petals creatively and beautifully in the circles. The lamp in the centre, when lit, will certainly define the design.
This pookalam design is incredible. The intricate flower arrangement is breathtakingly beautiful. The colour combination of the petals is quite thoughtful.
This is a lovely pookalam design in concentric circles. Arrange flower petals and leaves aesthetically in the circles. Do try these attractive pookalam designs in your courtyard.
Pookalam Designs for Competition
Adorn your pookalam with rose petals and shades of marigold flowers. Such profuse use of flower is certainly the harbinger of positive aura in the festive season.
Have a look at this artful creation of man’s mind. The pattern is made immaculately in the circle and is enriched with beautiful flower petals and leaves.
You can draw this freehand design on the floor and fill it with colourful flower petals. The use of marigold flowers along with the mango leaves perfectly creates an auspicious ambience. You can place a kalash or a diya in the centre to add more to the festivity.
Simple Pookalam Designs for Home
8. Pookalam Designs with Floral ThemeCourtesy of Mayuree Ghavte
These alluring Pookalam designs can be crafted out for Diwali. The beautiful earthen pot is placed amidst the radiance of colourful flower petals. You can fill in the earthen pots with water and put floating diyas in it.
This is beautiful pookalam is done inside a square. Do up the graphics in variant colours. These pookalam designs are good enough to adorn a corner in your living room.
This enthralling pookalam design carries an element of novelty in it. This is interestingly shaped in the form of a Chinese fan. Apart from the elaborate use of flowers you can use palm leaves in the design. An enticing idea indeed!
Pookalam designs like these are irresistibly appealing and give great aesthetic pleasure. Look at the girl carved in the centre with dandiyas in her hands, in the garba dance form. You can make this pookalam during Dussehra.
This magnificent pookalam design epitomises the richness of Indian culture. The kathakali dance form is portrayed in this pookalam design. You can probably use all the different shades of marigold, rose and leaves to adorn the pookalam.
Look at this traditional yet attractive pookalam design. You can make the outline of the pookalam using rose petals. The divisions inside the circle seems in symmetry with each other.
Pookalam Designs for Diwali
You can make this beautiful pookalam design for Diwali. Put a brass pot in the centre of the pookalam. Fill it with flower petals and decorate it with designer diyas.
This pookalam has got many vibrant colours in it. You can place an idol of Goddess Lakshmi who is associated with wealth and prosperity in Hindu religion. The inner circle of the pookalam looks beautiful with terracotta diyas.
This is an intricately done up pookalam design. The various coloured petals are in perfect synchronisation. You can also carve out a pigeon in the centre, the harbinger of peace.
This is a square pookalam design which seems to be the most noteworthy feature. You can use marigold flower and petals along with mango leaves. The marigold flowers are considered auspicious in the Indian culture. Likewise the mango leaves also have an important place in Hindu religion and is associated with Goddess Lakshmi.
This is a freehand pookalam design. First of all make the outline on the floor and finally place flower petals to make the design. This is an easy one and most of us can create this.
This is a detailed and intricate aesthetic expression. Make this pookalam at the entrance of your house during festivals and other auspicious occasions.
20. Flower Rangoli Designs for GanpatiCourtesy of Amol Thorave
Make this pookalam design in your pooja room in front of the deity. Decorate the pookalam with lights and diyas and leave it dazzling. Interestingly enough, you can also carve out Ganpati in the centre.