Festival of Onam
Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated mainly in the state of Kerala. This bright and alluring festival is dedicated to the Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu as well as return of the legendary emperor Mahabali. If you want to experience it, travel to Kerala in the month of Chingam. This month lies in Malayali calendar and as per the western calendar it comes in between August-September. The festival is cherished throughout the span of ten days and each day has its own significance. The Keralite women decorate their houses with flower carpets as well as rangoli. Also, they decorate themselves by wearing traditional Kerala costumes. Banquet lunch treats are served in traditional Kerala ways, such as serving food on Banana leaves instead of plates. Keralites perform traditional dances during this festival. It is such a beautiful, colorful, musical and mesmerizing festival that words are less to describe everything. However, we have put our endeavor to mention the details as much as we could via below mentioned links.
Our articles are accomplished with all your desired questions, such as exact date of the festival and ways of greeting your Keralite friends or relatives. You can also get an idea of all the customs and traditions related to this enchanting festival. After reading the detailed description, you will go on an imaginary ride to this mesmerizing festival with delicious South Indian dishes, colorful carpets, beautifully designed rangolis, fun of traditional sports, races in water, floats on boats and many more. Your senses must have started poking you now to know more about the colors of Kerala. Indeed, you are at right place and may find a detailed description for all your desires as well as anticipations with their lunar specifications. Further, you may also find some beautiful greetings and SMS to wish your loved ones electronically. With this, we wish you a very Happy Onam 2012! Hope you celebrate it with loads of fun and get blessings from the almighty.