Ente Onam…


onam

onam

Onam… the word itself brings lots of sweet memories of childhood… Onam sadhya, oonjal aatam, athapookalam, thiruvathirakali, pulikali, thumbi thullal, onakodi.. Ponnonam day is the day I always look forward to every year with lots of excitement. It is a joyous occassion for the entire family which comes together to celebrate the festival of all Keralites irrespectives of their religion, caste and creed.

onam sadhya

onam sadhya

“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.

Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). According to the stories in Hindu epics, Mahabali, the legendary King of Kerala, visits the state every year during the Onam festival, to ensure the wellbeing of the people. He is welcomed to his kingdom with reverence. The festival is all about relishing on the grand Onasadya (traditional feast of Onam), shopping, family reunion and welcoming King Mahabali by spreading good cheer.”

onam oonjal

onam oonjal

I wish all the Malayalees across the world a very happy and prosperous Onam!

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~ by Sabitha Denis on August 30, 2009.

3 Responses to “Ente Onam…”

  1. Nice post for its nostalgic feelings.
    http://www.matheikal.wordpress.com

  2. Wish you a joyous and wonderful Onam Chechi…have send you a mail with a little gift for the blog…
    Cheers!!!

  3. Nice blog.

    do u know how to prepare Onasadya and how to serve it?…. Just see our post here

    http://recipes4hunger.blogspot.com/2010/03/onam-sadhya-how-to-prepare-onasadya-how.html

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