Onam Festival, 29 August 2012 (Thiruvonam)

Today, 29 August 2012 is Onam Festival (Thiruvonam) in Kerala. Celebrated in Chingam Masam as per Malayalam calendar, Onam brings harvest for the God’s own land. Onam is a festival celebrated as King Mahabali’s home coming. Onam is associated with the legend of Lord Vamana and King Maveli (Mahabali). This ostentatious festival is celebrated during […]

Onam is the festival of all the Malayalis

One of the most primeval Hindu festivals that are celebrated even today with a lot of gusto and fervor apart from immense devotion is the Onam festival. It is one of the most well known and well-preferred festivals of the people living in the southern state of Kerala on the eastern coast of India. This […]

Competition spirit rules Onam festivity

Onam is a festival marked with pookalam competitions.  Onam can not be separated with pookalam competitions.  Different organizations arrange these competitions at different places atrracting huge people and participants at the same time.  It is very famous festival in Kerala. Creativeness and beautifully drawn designs are worth watching and attracts viewers from all over the […]

Onam a festivity with joy and thrill

Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala […]

Coconut Chutney: an important side dish of Onasadya

Coconut is an integral part and parcel of Kerala and its keralites.  It is an important ingredient of all the dishes in Kerala. It is used even in vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Coconut sauce or ‘thenga chutney’ is the most popularly and regularly made coconut dishes. This dish can be used as a side dish […]

Avial is the special recipe for Onam festivival

A delicious dish of Kerala is Avial. It is a type of mix vegetable recipe. It is scrumptious to taste and easy to make within few minutes. This dish is really fulfilling and very nutritious. With varieties of rice, avial is normally a side dish that is served hot. Avial basically contains many kinds of […]

Onam Vallam Kali: Traditional boat race during Onam festival in Kerala

Vallam Kali in Malayalam literally means boat race. In Kerala, it is the traditional boat race. The boat used in this race is paddled war canoe. In autumn, during the season of the harvest festival Onam, it is mainly conducted with full vigor and joy. Many types of traditional boats that are paddled longboat of […]

Onam Celebrations, Rituals, Customs & Traditions

Onam festival is celebrated in the best possible manner by all the Keralites (Malayalis). They make large scale elaborate preparations for this festivity. During the ten day long festival, Onam’s best form and spirit are brought out. The rich cultural heritage of Kerala too comes out in the realistic manner. The festival brings joy and […]

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 […]

9 September 2011, Thiruvonam or Onam Festival in Kerala, Today

Today, 9 September 2011 is Onam or Thiruvonam festival in Kerala. Thiruonam Nakshatram day in Chingam month is celebrated as Onam festival in Malayalam calendar. This is a 10-day festival starts on Atham day in the same month. But nowadays, it is celebrated for 2-3 days only. First Onam date in 2011 was September 8. […]