Onam is a festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India. It is a traditional ten day harvest festival that marks the homecoming or the annual visit, of the mythical King Mahabali. It is festival rich in culture and heritage.It is a celebrated by people of all religions and castes with the same zeal.
Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam(Aug-Sep), the first month of Malayalam Calendar. During these days, we have so much of cultural events like Athachamayam, Vallam Kali, Pulikkali, Thumbi Thullal, Thiruvathirakali, Onappattu etc..The rich cultural heritage of Kerala comes out in its best spirit during this ten day Onam festival.
On the day of Thiruvonam, we have a very grand feast called the Onasadya. This meal consists of 11-13 essential dishes, which is served in banana leaves. On this day morning, in every house , there will be a Onapookkalam, a carpet made of flowers of different varieties.
So Happy Onam once again to all keralites across the world......