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Onam Festival
Onam Festival

Mansi Kapoor
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I have heard of Onam and its grand feast. I want to know more about this festival and in which places this is celebrated in grandeur.

Posted On : 9/1/2017 5:00:02 AM

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Minakshi Iyer
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Onam is the biggest and most important festival of the year in Kerala. It`s a 10 day harvest festival that also marks the start of the New Year on the Malayalam calendar. It`s a festival rich in culture and heritage.

Posted On : 9/2/2017 4:45:28 AM

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Mansi Kapoor
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Posted By : Minakshi Iyer   Posted On : 9/2/2017 4:45:28 AM  Go

Onam is the biggest and most important festival of the year in Kerala. It`s a 10 day harvest festiva..


Hey Minakshi, can you please tell us how is the Onam Festival celebrated in Kerala?

Posted On : 9/6/2017 5:09:24 AM

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Minakshi Iyer
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Posted By : Mansi Kapoor   Posted On : 9/6/2017 5:09:24 AM  Go

Hey Minakshi, can you please tell us how is the Onam Festival celebrated in Kerala?..


Since it is a 10 days celebration, so today I will start with the Day 1 celebration. Atham, the first day of Onam celebration starts with people visiting the temples in the morning. It is believed that King Mahabali starts his preparations to descend from Pathala to Kerala on this day. A grand procession starts off at Thrippunithura near Kochi, the place where Mahabali is believed to have been banished from earth. The traditional ritual of laying Pookalam starts on Atham day. The size of Pookalam on this day is small in size and the size increases with each passing day of the festival. Only yellow flowers will be used on this day and the design will be simple.

Posted On : 9/14/2017 2:45:44 AM

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Drishti Patel
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Minakshi, what is this Pookalam that you have mentioned above? Is this a kind of ritual?

Posted On : 9/15/2017 3:10:00 AM

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Posted By : Drishti Patel   Posted On : 9/15/2017 3:10:00 AM  Go

Minakshi, what is this Pookalam that you have mentioned above? Is this a kind of ritual?..


Pookalam is one of the best and important highlights of the Onam festival. Basically a Pookalam is an artwork or a variant of rangoli where the designs are made out of flowers.

Posted On : 9/18/2017 3:34:46 AM

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Drishti Patel
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What is the significance of this Pookalam as well as this ritual?

Posted On : 9/24/2017 5:02:23 AM

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