Nature’s bounty comes alive with Onam

Onam is one of the important festivals of Kerala. The ten-day festival that begins with Atham culminates with Thiru Onam. Pookalams, the flower carpets and Onam Sadya, the lavish spread are synonymous with the festival. It’s a festival of opulence. The receding monsoon provides a perfect ambience for celebration. The nature looks bountiful with greenery […]

Onathallu (Avittathallu): display of combat war by Nair communities

The Nair community of Pallassana Desham in the Chittur Thaluk in Palakkad district, Kerala celebrates Onathallu or Avittathallu as part and parcel of Onam festival. It is to be noted that Onathallu or Avittathallu is also celebrated in the rest of the Kerala region. According to the Hindu religious scholars and historians, the Nair communities […]

Onam Celebrations at Vembanad Lake (Kerala’s largest lake)

Vembanad Lake is situated in 9°35′N 76°25′E Coordinates and in 9°35′N 76°25′E. The primary inflow to this lake is through Manimala, Pamba, Meenachil, Periyar, Achenkovil and Muvattupuzha. The primary outflows are through several canals from this lake. The lake’s maximum length is 96.5 km and maximum width is 14 km. The surface area of the […]

Onam Songs gives energy and boosts the festivity

Malayalees living in Kerala and staying in the rest of the world celebrates the harvest and state festival Onam with gaiety and lot of pomp. This ten day festivity has each and every day with some importance. The ten-day carnival fully engages the householders in different types of activities. It is to be noted that […]

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 […]

Kallada Boat Race: Onam Kallada Jalotsavam

Onam Kallada Jalotsavam or Kallada Boat Race was founded in 1969. It is held in Kollam district in Kerala, India.  Normally 12 teams participate in this event. The official television broadcaster is DD Malayalam. This popular boat race event is held at Munroe Thuruthu in Kallada River on 28 days after Onam. During the event, […]

Customs of Onam Festival

Onam is a Traditional Festival celebrated in the state of Kerela. Native people take great enthusiasm and utilize all available opportunities to celebrate this magnificent celebration of traditions and customs. Apart from the many customs and rituals that are performed by the families at home, several other such activities are organised at society and city […]

Onam Ambeyyal (Archery) competitions in Kerala

Ambeyyal or Archery is popular game during the Onam celebrations in Kerala. It is one of the several games that are played on the festivity of Onam. This particular game really tests the skill and usually patience of a player. This game is commonly played by the men folks. The general rules of the game […]

Ambeyyal is a fun game in Onam celebrations

Ambeyyal means shooting the Arrows. It is one of the interesting games played by two teams during the Onam celebration. There are many games played during the Onam celebration which keeps the men and women folks and children busy and joyful. Games are played during this festivity in order to show unity among the family […]

Onam festivities in Kerala, God’s own land

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 […]

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. […]