This week’s MotD theme: Rangolis
Moo, of ClickdbyMoo, created this stunning pookalam with family for her sister’s wedding using a variety of flowers and flower petals. On her blog post she states that it took 2 hours to put together.
I love all the vibrant colors, it feels so joyous, and appropriately so. I particularly appreciate the use of daisies to frame this entire piece of art.
The floral rangoli or the ‘Pookalam’ is an integral part of the celebration of Onam. According to the legends mighty King Mahabali who once ruled the region, visit the land during these ten days of Onam festival. The beautiful motifs of flowers and colors are made at the entrance of the Malayalee house to make his soul happy and ensure happiness and prosperity forever. It is also said that the ten rings or the steps of the Pookalam represents the ten deities of the Hindu pantheon.
Inspiration for Today
Moo’s pookalam inspires to find opportunities to be in community united together to create one single piece of art. Whenever two or more are gathered as one the possibilities are endless!
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