Onam in 2009

This years onam fall in the first week of september ie on the 2nd of september 2009. Onam is the only festival in kerala which is widely celebrated by all the keralites those who are in kerala and who are outside kerala.

The festival of onam falls on the malayalam month of chingam and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. Onam - the harvest festival in Kerala usually lasts for about 10 days. In the earlier day onam was celebrated for about 28 days. The celebration of onam bring out the best of kerala cultural heritage and tradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam(The atham star that is 10 days behind of Onam is on 24th of August. From Atham onwards people will start laying Onam pookalam and ends on Onam day), ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam.

In Kerala, people celebrate onam in their families. However, outside of Kerala normaly malayalee associations used to conduct onam celebrations. All this function will have lot of cultural programs like bharatnatyam, mohiniyattam, and thiruvathira kali etc

As onam falls after the harvest season of Kerala, some people consider it as harvest festival of Kerala. Though Onam Festival is celebrated throughout Kerala, but the celebrations at Thiruvananthapuram, Trichur and Kottayam are the most magnificent ones. Especially, the Kaikottikkali or Thiruvathirakkali performed by girls, around the traditional brass lamp, leaves you mesmerized.

Indian Tour Planners offers tour package to visit kerala during onam festival. This onam tour package starts on the first of september 2009 and continue for 10 days visiting all major destinations in kerala. For more details about this tour package visit Onam Festival Tour

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Free greetings said...

Happy onam 2009. Congratulation for creating a very good blog. Best blog about onam with video and photos.


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