ona sadya

ona sadya

I Wish Everyone A Very Happy Onam 2017

I wish everyone a very heartfelt Happy Onam.

Pookalam- floral design is one of the most famous Onam tradition

Pookalam- floral design is one of the most famous Onam tradition

Onam is the biggest and the most celebrated festival in Kerala , all Keralites across the globe irrespective religion, cast, color, creed, social status, dignity or location, celebrate this harvest festival together as humans. Onam is a festival of coming together and celebrating it together.

Onam is celebrated over 10 days, the 10 th day is called as Thiruvonam.  On the 10tn day it’s believed that the mythical asura King Mahabali visits us.

King Mahabali, was a very popular and generous leader. His regin is considered to be the golden era of Kerala. It’s believed that King Mahabali came into power by defeating devas or gods.  Asura King Mahabali’s rule was based on the welfare of his people and everyone was content with his ruling. Devas began to feel jealous as a place in earth and requested Mahavishnu to get rid off Mahabali. Mahavishnu took the avatar of dwarf Vamana and sent Mahabali to the underworld on the wish that every Onam eve he can visit his people..

Every year on 10th day Chinga masam ( Malayalam Calendar), Keralites welcome Mahabeli with Ona pookalam, Ona Sadya, Ona Pudava, Thiruvathira kali, pulikali and many other ona kalikal to show that still his people are happy and prosperous.

ona sadya- a multi course meal served on banana leaves

ona sadya- a multi course meal served on banana leaves

 

 

 

 

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