Atham pathinu Thiruvonam :)

Aevarkkum Thiruvona aashamsakal !!! (Thiruvonam Day wishes to all of you!!!) :)

Finally, “Thiruvonam is here. This is our Day 10 pookkalam. It’s over :(

Day 10 - Thiruvonam

And  here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham, Day 2 – Chithira, Day 3 - Chothi, Day 4 – Vishakham, Day 5 – Anizham, Day 7 – Moolam, Day 8 – Pooraadam and Day 9 – Uthraadam. :)

Happy Onam, everyone. :) I hope you all had a lovely Onam.

Uthraada pookkalam

Today is “Uthraadam nakshathram. This is our Day 9 pookkalam.

Day 9 - Uthraadam

And  here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham, Day 2 – Chithira, Day 3 - Chothi, Day 4 – Vishakham, Day 5 – Anizham, Day 7 – Moolam and Day 8 – Pooraadam. :)

And I’ve fallen ill :( Baaaad fever :’( I don’t even know how I managed to sit through to complete this one. Well, right at the start, I was so tired and had an aching body, that made me very clumsy. After drawing an intricate, reeeeely awesome design, I spilt water all over it and washed away all the lines :( By then, I was almost in tears :D And then, we just did whatever we could: the main intent was to finish it ASAP and get into bed :(

My Thiruvonam‘s gonna be bad, sad and dull. Waaaaaaahhhhh :( :( :( :( :(

Pooraada pookkalam

Today is “Pooraadam nakshathram. This is our Day 8 pookkalam.

Just 2 more days to go :( Am already sad this is getting over. Sigh!

Day 8 - Pooraadam

And  here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham, Day 2 – Chithira, Day 3 - Chothi, Day 4 – Vishakham, Day 5 – Anizham and Day 7 – Moolam. :)

moolappokkalam

Today is “Moolam nakshathram. This is our Day 7 pookkalam. :)

Sorry folks, there was a jumble up with the order of the stars. It goes like this :
Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakham, Anizham, Thrukkaetta, Moolam, Pooraadam, Uthraadam and  Thiruvonam. On Thiruvonam, the last of the pookkalam is designed, as grand as can be!

So, I missed out Vishakham earlier, and had named that one Anizham. So, actually, today is Moolam nakshathram.

Day 7 - Moolam

And  here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham, Day 2 – Chithira, Day 3 - Chothi, Day 4 – Vishakham, Day 5 – Anizham and Day 6 – Thiru Kaetta :)

Thrukkaetta pookkalam

Today is “Thiru Kaetta nakshathram. This is our Day 6 pookkalam. :)

The border, with all that multi-colour flower arrangement, is the result of left over, almost-wilted flowers from the past days ;) Effective utilisation of the entire flower collection ;) ;) ;)

Day 6 - Thiru Kaetta

And  here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham, Day 2 – Chithira, Day 3 - Chothi, Day 4 – Vishakham and Day 5 – Anizham :)

anizham pookkalam

Today is “Anizham nakshathram. This is our Day 5 pookkalam. :)

Ahem! Creativity dying out, i suppose :D Can’t tink of innovative designs anymore :D Lack of greens is very apparent. Lesson learnt. Tomorrow, there’ll be more greens :D :D

Day 5 - Anizham

And  here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham, Day 2 – Chithira, Day 3 - Chothi and Day 4 – Vishakham :)

Vishakham pookkalam :)

Today is “Vishakham nakshathram. This is our Day 4 pookkalam. :)

As is apparent from the relative lack of flowers, let me tell you…yesterday, we couldn’t steal :( I reached home late and was daaaaaamn sleepy, and couldn’t go flowers thieving :D Hence the sloppy design :D :D Tomorrow’s gonna be much much better :D

Day 4 - Vishaakham

And  here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham, Day 2 – Chithira and Day 3 - Chothi :)


Chothi pookkalam

Today is “Chothi nakshathram. This is our Day 3 pookkalam. :D

Thank God for a 2-11 office timing. No rush in the morning; lots of time to design a pookkalam and stare at if forever :D Only, stealing flowers at night will now be a bit of a problem :D Well, I guess we’ll have to venture out towards midnight. ;) There’s no going back on the stealing part of the pookkalam process ;)

Day 3 - Chothi

And here’s what we designed on Day 1 – Atham and Day 2 – Chithira :)