Onam

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Onam is an annual Hindu festival with origins in the state of Kerala in India.It falls in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which in Gregorian calendar overlaps with August–September.The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu, the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali and mythologies of Hinduism related to Kashyapa and Parashurama


This year Onam is on 11th September 2019 (Wednesday)


Onam is a major annual event for Malayali people in and outside Kerala. It is a harvest festival, one of three major annual Hindu celebrations along with Vishu and Thiruvathira, and it is observed with numerous festivities.

Onam celebrations include Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower arrangement), Onathappan (worship), Onam Kali, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal (women's dance), Kummattikali(mask dance), Onathallu (martial arts), Onavillu (music), Kazhchakkula (plantain offerings), Onapottan (costumes), Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), and other celebrationsIt is the New Year day for Malayali Hindus.

Women indulge in cultural activities. They make Pookalam. Kaikotti kali and Thumbi Thullal are two graceful dances performed by women on Onam. Folk performances like Kathakali, Kummatti kali and Pulikali add to the zest of celebrations.