Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar. Onam Festival lasts for Ten Days.
In 2017, Onam will be celebrated on 4th September 2017.
Pookalam (floral carpet) or floral designs are an integral colorful part of the great festival Onam. During Onam, woman make beautiful designed flower rangoli designs known as Pookalam in the front courtyard of the house to welcome King Mahabali.