Traditional Home Decoration Ideas For the Harvest Festival of Kerala

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Traditional Home Decoration Ideas For the Harvest Festival of Kerala

ONAM 2022: Onam is a harvest festival celebrated by the people of Kerala. It is the official festival of the state and one of the most important events for Keralites. Onam is celebrated in the month of Chingam, the fifth month in the Malayalam calendar. This year it is celebrated from 30 August to 8 September.

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The festival is celebrated with great pomp and pageantry. During this time people wear new dresses, visit temples and cook lip-smacking food. People also participate in folk songs, classical dances, boat races and elephant processions on Onam. A big part of the festival is the decorations that go with it.

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Here are some home decoration ideas for Onam –

Pookalam at the entrance

Onam 2022: Pookalam is the rangoli design or pattern made at the entrance of houses and temples on Onam. (Representative image: Shutterstock)

The main theme for decoration in Onam is flowers. Since it is a harvest festival, fresh flowers have a significant connection. Pookalam is the rangoli design or pattern made at the entrance of houses and temples on Onam. This rangoli is made of fresh flowers to welcome guests as well as King Mahabali. You can add different colors, experiment with different flowers and make creative designs to give your entryway a lively makeover.

Add wreaths and fresh leaves

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Use marigolds and rose garlands to decorate bare walls and fixtures. You can wrap the garlands around the pillars or hang them at the entrance of the house. Make torans, a decorative wall hanging, from mango leaves and hang it at the main door of your house. It is believed to bring good luck and ward off negativity.

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Light Diyas

(Representative image: Shutterstock)
(Representative image: Shutterstock)

Just like other festivals, Diya or oil lamps are an integral part of the Indian festival. Similarly, Onam decorations are incomplete without diyas. Make sure to light diyas or candles at night on the steps of your house, the entrance, the porch and the balcony.

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Add some flavors

Keeping a bowl full of sweet-smelling jasmine in the living room or bedroom will add a festive scent to the home. Rose petals added to water bowls can be used as decor in addition to diffusing their fragrance. Add tuberose (rajnigandha) sticks or sunflowers to the flower vases to add vibrant color to homes.

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