Traditional AthaPookolam

After welcoming the New Year, we are gearing up for the next big festival – Pongal. This season of harvest is welcomed with three days of celebration. Pongal is also known as Bhogi Pongal, Mattu Pongal, and Surya Pongal and is dedicated to the Hindu Sun God – Surya. Pookolam (rangoli made with flowers) is the most significant tradition that is followed while celebrating Pongal. Beautiful Pookolam designs are made with flowers to make the house festival ready.

Pookolam is an intricate and colourful arrangement of flowers laid on the floor. Pookolam is comprised of two words, ‘poov’ meaning flower and ‘kolam’ means colour sketches on the ground. It is considered auspicious to prepare Pookolam, also known as Aththa-Pookolam. Originally, Pookolamdesigns consist of ten small round steps. The ten steps or rings are believed to represent ten different deities in Hinduism.

Pookolam design ideas

Make the Makar Sankranti pot the centre of the design. Arrange the flower buds and the leaves around it and make beautiful patterns. You can also use periwinkles to enhance the look. This elaborate yet simple design is just perfect to make your home look beautiful. Make this design in front of your main door or at the centre of the hall to justify the beauty.

Pot kolam designs will always give your Pookolam the best look. The white designs drawn on your floor adds a charm to the festival. Use them in your corner space to enhance the festive vibe. You can also make this design in all the corners of your living room.