Uthradam, Ninth day of Onam Festival – 7 September 2022

The ninth day of Onam is known as Uthradam. In order to wholeheartedly welcome King Mahabali, people are in very high spirits on this particular day. In 2022, Uthradam Onam date is September 7. In some regions of Kerala, Onam kick-start on Uthradam day. In the Nair Tharawad (Nair household), to the Karnavar (eldest member […]

Eighth Day of Onam, Pooradam, 6 September 2022

The eighth day of Onam is known as Pooradam. This day holds a special significance in the Onam festivity. In 2022, Pooradam Onam date is September 6. The Athappookalam or floral carpet is largely increased in width. The family members add more special flowers to it. The people highly expect the arrival of Onthappan so […]

Seventh Day of Onam, Moolam, 5 September 2022

The seventh day of the ten day Onam carnival is known as Moolam. The commercial building and the state building are filled with bright colors and luminaries during this day. In 2022, Moolam Onam date is September 5. The last-minute Onam shopping busy can be seen in all local markets and malls. Most of these […]

Fourth Day of Onam: Visakam, 2 September 2022

Visakam is the fourth day of grand Onam celebration. The Visakam day falls in the month of Chingam according to the Malayalam calendar. In 2022, Visakam Onam date is September 2. This day is very special because as the number of days pass and the big day which is approaching within a few days. The […]

Chodhi, 3rd Day of Onam Celebrations, 1 September 2022

Chodhi or Chothi is the third day of grand Onam celebration. The Chodhi or Chothi day falls in the month of Chingam according to the Malayalam calendar. In 2022, Chodhi Onam date is September 1. This day is marked for outdoor activities in the Onam celebration. This particular day involves several activities that are starting […]

Chithira, 2nd Day of Onam Festival – 31 August 2022

Chithira is the second day of grand Onam celebration. The Chithira day falls in the month of Chingam according to the Malayalam calendar. In 2022, Chithira Onam date is August 31. This day has a special and unique significance in the celebrations of Onam. The people take shower in the early morning and visit the […]

One to five days of Onam festival in Kerala

onam pookalam design

On the first day of Onam, it is believed that King Mahabali starts his preparations to descend from heaven to Kerala on this day. Elephant processions, folk art presentations, music and dancing make this day a spectacular event which attracts tourist. The traditional pookalam (floral carpet) starts on this day and the size of pookalam […]

Six to Ten days of Onam festival in Kerala

Athapookalam Onam Pookalam Competition Design

On the sixth day, it is Thriketa during which the schools and public offices starts issuing holidays and people starts packing their bags to their native homes to celebrate the festival with their dear ones. On the seventh day of Onam, it is Moolam a special buffet lunch is organized. Festivities include puli kali (Masked […]

Ten Days of Onam Festival

Onam is the state festival of Kerala. It is a ten-day grand carnival. All the Malayalees who are residing in Kerala, different parts of India and even in abroad celebrate this festival with much festivity. The actual celebration starts usually from the first Malayalam month that is Atham nakshatram of Chingam. The festival lasts until […]

MahaBali’s Battle with Indra & Acquiring Indra’s Possessions

Legends indicate that in the first battle between Bali and Indra, Bali was not beheaded and that the Brahmin Sukracarya had used the “ “Mritra sanjeevani” (which can only be used on non-beheaded bodies) to revive him. Also according to texts such as Abhinanda’s Rāmaćarita, Bali was yet to achieve Indra’s throne as a consequence […]

History of Onam Festival

Story goes that during the reign of mighty asura (demon) king, Mahabali, Kerala witnessed its golden era. Everybody in the state was happy and prosperous and king was highly regarded by his subjects. Apart from all his virtues, Mahabali had one shortcoming. He was egoistic. This weakness in Mahabali’s character was utilized by Gods to […]

Onam is a festival of joy

Onam festival is celebrated with great splendor and joy in Kerala state, which is located in the southernmost state of India. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the return of Bali to earth from Patala. King Bali was the man of his word, and he gave up all the land that he had conquered. He […]

Mahabali been granted a boon by Vishnu

Bali vamana story

King Bali after he was pushed down in Patala (which is said to be demon’s colony) had made a request for the last time. And his request was to allow him to visit Kerala every year to make sure that his people not only happy but also contented and had no dearth of food. Lord […]

Atham, Onam’s First day celebrations – 30 August 2022

Atham is the first day of grand Onam celebration. The Atham day falls in the month of Chingam according to the Malayalam calendar. In 2022, Atham Onam date is August 30. On this day, it is largely believed that King Mahabali who ruled once in this region starts his personal preparation to descend to Kerala […]

Onasadya: Grand feast of Onam

Onam is the state festival of Kerala. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zest by the Malayalees all over the world. While Thiruvonam (the tenth day) is the most important day of the festival, the celebrations at some places continue until chatayam (twelfth day). The festival is marked by elaborate rituals, feast, socializing, games […]

Origin of Onam in god’s own country

Onam festival in Kerala - Pookalam

There is a folk song describing Maveli. It says, Maveli nadu vaneedum kalam, manusyarellarum onnu pole”. It means that when Maveli ruled the kingdom everyone was treated equally. The story is, Bali, the Asura (demon) king ruled his kingdom with the enchanting state of Kerala as his capital. Though he was an asura, he was […]

The Legendry month of Onam: Chingam Masam

Onam is a harvest festival celebrated by all Malayalis irrespective of their religion or caste in the Indian state of Kerala. The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the legendary King Mahabali. It falls during the month of Chingam (August–September) and lasts for ten days starting on Atham and […]

Story of ‘Three Foot Steps’ related to Onam

Bali vamana story

The second and the most popularly quoted legend with the festival are related to the demon king, Mahabali. It is said that Mahabali was a generous and kind hearted king of Kerala. He was powered by a boon granted to him by Lord Brahma, he was invincible and thus gradually won over the entire earth. […]

Onam 2022 Calendar | Onam Schedule, Ten festivals of Onam in 2022

Onam festival in Kerala - Pookalam

Onam 2022 Calendar, Onam Schedule, Ten festivals of Onam in 2022. Onam is not a celebration of a one day or two days. Onam is a grand gala of 10 festivals. In 2022, Onam festival celebrations begin on August 30 and ends with Thiru Onam on September 8. Onam calendar or schedule consists of 10 […]

Onam 2022 | Thiru Onam 2022 date

Athapookalam Onam Pookalam Competition Design

Onam (Thiru Onam) is the biggest festival of Kerala. In 2022, Thiruonam date is September 8. First Onam date is September 7. Onam is a harvest festival celebrated in the Malayalam Chingam Month (August -September). Third Onam and Fourth Onam dates are – September 9 and September 10 respectively. Onam festival represents the grand welcome […]