India is a land of festivals. Most festivals are usually celebrated by cleaning the houses, preparing special dishes and inviting friends and family to get together and have a good time. House decoration forms an important part of most festivals. India being a country famous for its ‘unity in diversity’ has numerous festivals that are celebrated in some parts of the country. Pongal/Sankranti is one such festival. It is immensely popular in South India, especially in Andhra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Pongal is a festival of 4 days, which include ‘Bhogi Pongal’, ‘Perum Pongal’, ‘Mattu Pongal’ and ‘Kanum Pongal’. In Andhra, these 4 days are called “Bhogi, Sankranthi, Kanuma and Mukkanuma”. Pongal/Sankranti is a Harvest festival that is celebrated to welcome the new crops at home. For the agricultural roots that we hold, this festival is of massive importance down in Southern part of the country. Numerous rituals and celebrations are done during these four days which are a treat to watch! Flowers are one of the major constituents of these celebrations. They add color, grace and a touch of nature to the celebrations. Here are 4 flower decoration ideas to make Pongal / Sankranthi more awesome!
The flower Rangoli:
Also called as poonal or muggu, Rangoli is the welcome sign to guest during this festive period. While artificial colors also add beauty to the design, nothing can beat the grace of flower Rangolis. The nature’s touch it adds is also heavenly!
- The second welcome..flowers at doorways:
Decorating the house entrance is a done by most Indian families. But usually, plastic decors are used. Let the entrance look more graceful during the festival with Flower malas hanging beside the doors. Remember you are not just welcoming the guests, but also welcoming the God of food and happiness!
A touch of modernity:
It would be correct to totally miss out on modernity even during the festivals. A small bunches of roses placed on your decoration tables this way would make the place look modern, beautiful and festive at a time!
For the wall:
No place is improper for flower decoration. Simple flower additions on wall will make the house look more colorful than ever and also offer a welcoming gesture to your guests!
There are more and more new ways in which the flowers can be used to add beauty to your festival mood. Try new ways and stand out from the crowd too. But this Pongal, don’t forget to go natural and to Book A Flower!
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