The colors of Onam

Another Onam day draws to a close as i type in words for this post. The evening brought a rather colorful close to this onam, we ( read friends and me) went to see the indigeneous Pookkalams at Poojapura. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me, imagine me living for quite a long time in trivandrum and never getting a chance to see this wondrous sight. Here’s a glimpse of how big and colorful one of the Pookkalams was :

The day had its share of lighter moments, the car in which we travelled was stopped every 100 metres by young volunteers who requested ( the best word to use here would be.. ordered ) for donations for the upliftment of their arts and sports clubs. By the looks of them, the upliftment as in my previous post will most probably be “spiritual”…