Onam is the most famous and biggest festival of Kerala. The festival is celebrated with enthusiasm and joy all over the state by all community people. Apart from that, it is especially celebrated to welcome King Mahabali those who spirit to visit Kerala at the time of celebration. In addition to, it is celebrated in the beginning of the Chingam month; it is the first month of Malayalam Calendar. Carnival of the festival lasts from 4 to 10 days. Especially, first and last day is important. The first day of the festival are Atham and the last day of the festival are Thiruonam. Presentation of the popularity of the culture of the Kerala is made during the festival.
People celebrate the festival in different forms such as energetic songs, boats, flowers, folk songs, elephants and elegant dances are an important part of the festival called Onam. Onam internationally in a big celebrates with different ways Tourist week for the state of Kerala during this festival celebration. The countless and domestic foreign tourists visit the famous tourist places in Kerala they also participate in the part of one. It is celebrate in every year; people make all efforts to celebrate the festival happily. Apart from that, people can also celebrate the festivals in impress and grand way upon the dear king that they are a wish and happy.
Onam festival 2016 date in Kerala
September 13, 2016. Spempetem 4 2017.
why Onam celebrates in Kerala?
Onam celebrates because Mahabali (grandson of Prahlada) visits their people on that day.
Lord Vishnu as Vamana Avatar places his 3rd leg on his head to take him into another world called (Pathala)underworld. then Mahabali asks Vishnu as a last wish to come to Kerala every year this day. then Vishnu granted permission. Thiruvonam 2nd of the festival king visit that place.
Kerala is very famous for its rich cultural heritage. It comes out in its spirit and best form during the ten-day celebration. It is a great treat to be a part of the grand carnival. While people are also elaborate the celebration in the way of preparing a different variety of foods in their home. Apart from that, an impressive celebration of Onam is the grand feast and it called as Onasadya, prepared on Thiruonam. It is a 9 course of meal consist of 11 to 13 dishes. Apart from that, Onasadya is serv on banana leaves after that people can sit on the mat. An enchanting feature of the festival is Vallamakali.
It is a Snake Boat race and it is one of the famous events at the time of the celebration. There is a tradition to play games, called onakalikal. While men allow playing rigorous sports such as Ambeyyal, combats, Kutukuti and Talappanthukali. In addition to, there are two graceful dances are perform by women on Onam such as Thumbi Thullai and Kaikotti kali. However, the festival celebrated in thOnamrm of decorating homes.