The Onam festival starts on August 12 and will end on August 23. The main celebrations are due to occur on August 21 on Thiruvonam Day or the Sacred Onam Day.
Onam is also known as a harvest festival. Happy Onam Day 2021.Aesthetically laid out flower designs in front of the house with a variety of colorful flowers (pookalam) evoke a sense of plentitude and prosperity, which #IndianFestival Onam represents. Not to speak of women adorned with gold ornaments and new clothes. Every bit of the Onam celebration is a nostalgic reminder of the bygone glory of the past. The sumptuous sadya (an elaborate feast)is followed by kaikottikali ( a graceful dance), Tumbi tullal and other folk performances like kummatikali and Puli Kali.
How Can Celebrate Onam?
Onam is an annual Hindu festival celebrated in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Onam is a major annual event for Keralite people in and out side Kerala. It is a harvest festival celebrated by Malayalis. The date is based on the Panchangam which falls on the 22nd nakshatra Thiruvonam in the month Chingam of Malayalam calendar, which in Gregorian calendar falls between August–September. According to legends, the festival is celebrated to commemorate the King Mahabali whose spirit is said to visit Kerala every year during Onam and the Vamana avatar of Vishnu. It is a harvest festival, one of the major Hindu festivals of Kerala along with Vishu and Thiruvathira , and it is observed with numerous festivities. Onam celebrations include Vallam Kali (boat races),Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower Rangoli), Onathappan (worship), Onam Kali, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal (women’s dance),Kummattikali (mask dance), Onathallu (martial arts), Onavillu (music),Kazhchakkula (plantain offerings), Onapottan (costumes), Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), and other celebrations.
Onam is the official state festival of Kerala with public holidays that start four days from Uthradom. Major festivities take place across 30venues in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala. It is also celebrated by Malayali diaspora around the world. Its origins are often attributed to aspects in Hindu mythology, but Onam is celebrated by all communities in Kerala. Happy Onam. On this joyous occasion of Onam, Banoindia wish you joy and good health and may you always enjoy the bounty of nature!” “May King Mahabali bless you with good health and happiness. May all your hopes,
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