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Coming Date Onam2012

Onam Festival is Coming 29 August 2012 in Grand Celebration Kerala.

About Onam

Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam - the harvest festival in Kerala.

Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all. Popularity and presentation of rich culture of the state during the carnival made Onam the National Festival of Kerala in 1961. Elaborate feasts, folk Onam  songs, elegant onam Special dances, energetic onam games, elephants, boats and flowers,Onam Rangoli all are a part of the dynamic festival called Onam.

Government of India has taken due notice of this vibrant and colorful festival. It promotes Onam internationally in a big way and celebrates 'Tourist Week' for Kerala during Onam celebrations. Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visit Kerala to be a part of Onam.

Onam or Thiruonam originated as a joyous annual reminiscence of the golden rule of King Mahabali, a mythical king, who ruled Kerala a very long time ago. It recalls the sacrifice of the great king, his true devotion to God, his human pride and his ultimate redemption. Onam welcomes the spirit of a great king, and assures him that his people are happy and wish him well.

Celebration Onam

Rich cultural heritage of Kerala comes out in its best form and spirit during the ten day long festival. It is indeed a treat to be a part of the grand carnival. People of Kerala make elaborate preparations to celebrate it in the best possible manner.
For the festival, preparations start as much as ten days in advance. Homes are cleaned and thresholds are decorated with a flower mat called a'pookalam'; everybody’s in new clothes, and there’s much feasting on delicacies such as the immensely popular rice pudding, payasam.
Pujas take place in homes and temples, and grand processions that include richly caparisoned elephants, dancers and musicians, wend their way through towns and villages, accompanied by fireworks and cheering crowds.
The most important feature of Onam celebrations is a grand feast known as Onasadya that is prepared on Thiruonam which is the important day of celebrations. The feast is essentially a nine course meal featuring 11 to 13 dishes and is traditionally served on a banana leaf.
Kathakali performances and boat races - locally known as vallamkali - are also permanent fixtures during the Onam celebrations. The towns of Kottayam and Aranmulai are, in particular, famed for their Onam boat races.
Another enchanting feature of Onam is Vallamkali, the Snake Boat Race, held on the river Pampa. It is a colourful sight to watch the decorated boat oared by hundreds of boatmen amidst chanting of songs and cheering by spectators.

Onam Sms 2012

Oru thumbapoovinte chiriyayi
chinga nilavinte thilakkamayi
sundara swapnangalude therileri
ponnonam varavayi

May this ONAM bring you
the most brightest and choicest happiness
and love you have ever Wished for.

Wishing you a very HAPPY ONAM.

Onathinalla, onathinu sheshavum
onathinte ormakkai ee onashamsakal. 
Happy Onam.

Wishing each one of you a 
very happy and prosperous Onam. 
May this year brings you lots and lots, 
of happiness in life and fulfill all your dreams. 
Happy Onam

Aishwaryavum, Samriddiyum Niranja nalla, 
nalukal ennum undavatte oppam manassil, 
snehathinte oru onam, 


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