Onam Celebrations in Delhi, Pookalam Competition by Malayala Manorama

Pookalam competition held by Malayala Manorama heralds the Onam celebrations in New Delhi. Onam 2011 date is September 9. In Pookalam competition 23 teams were participated. As per the officials of Malayala Manorama, they also organize similar events in Chennai, Bangalore & Mumbai to spread and share tradition and culture of Kerala.

Onam marks the homecoming of the legendary King Maveli (Mahabali) who was pressed down into the Pathala loka by Lord Vamana (Vishnu). Pookalam, boat races & Onam Sadhya are the highlights in 10-day Onam festival of Kerala.

The Pookalam competition was judged by a three-member panel. The top three teams were given Rs 20,001, 15,001 and 10,001 respectively.

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  1. shaanthi says:

    This time 2013 pookalam competition result was really disappointing.The prize winning pookalam didn’t match the basic criteria or the rule that the pookalkalam should be in round or in square shape of Manorama.they have not also checked the percentage of leaves and flowers in the kalam the winning design was a star fish and filled majority with beetle leaves. All the participants were disappointed. Manaroma team showed their helplessness of Judges decision. I really don’t understand then why they make rules and why we have to break our mind to create complicated designs, put our full energy and spend soo much money to buy the max.numbers of flower to make it more colorful.All the team participated were disappointed many of them are going to withdraw from further participation in this Manorama’s Pookalam Competiotion.Very disappointing Judgement.

  2. Jayaraj says:

    Pookalam Competition by Malayala Manorama!!! Was it completion to select the worst ‘Pookalam’????By any parameters i.e, design, innovation, convention, artistic talent, the first prize winning one was not a stand alone one. doubt whether it fulfilled the yardstick put in place by organizers. Think twice before participating!!!!
    I felt vary bad by seeing judgement. It is not Pookkala Malsram..it is POO STAR competition. 99.99% of total participants and audience elected our as best one. Time to think before going for these type of competitions.

  3. swalih pareed says:

    when is the bangalore date of pookalam competition