Among the festivals of September, the most colourful is Onam, celebrated by Malayalis across the globe. It is a festival where we find colours in Rangolis, floral decorations and in Onam Sadya- the feast.
Onam is a harvest festival that falls in the Malayali month of ‘Chingam’, which is between the months of August and September. It is celebrated over a period of ten days, which culminates with a grand celebration on the last day, which this year falls on Friday- Sep 9th. The festival also marks the annual visit of the Asura King Mahabali ..
Archhana Kombrabail takes us on a vibrant journey through the various Rangolis they do at home during Onam. She says ” most families create rangoli with flowers, and these take shape over a period of 10days, with a layer being added each day”.
Here are some of the rangolis she had done with her family in their Pune home…