Malayalis across the world are preparing with excitement and fervour, to celebrate Onam — the harvest festival of the state. The biggest festival in Kerala, the celebrations will be on from September 13-14. The festival commemorates the home-coming on the mythical king Mahabali and falls during the month of Chingam (August-September), according to the Malayalam calendar. The many and elaborate traditional festivities during Onam, makes it a unique festival. A lot of cultural elements are infused in the celebrations, making it a colourful and a grand affair. For instance, vallam Kali (snake boat race), pulikali, pookalam,, tug of war, etc., are only some of the various activities people engage in during Onam.
Legend goes that the King Maveli (also referred to as Mahabali and Onathappan) brought the golden era to the state of Kerala with his generosity and kindness. It is believed that King Maveli returns from the netherworld each year during Onam to bestow blessings upon his beloved community. Onasadhya — the traditional nine-course meal with at least 11-12 dishes is an essential part of the celebrations.
On this auspicious occasion, here are some WhatsApp, SMS and Facebook greetings to wish your loved ones a happy Onam.
*May the colors and lights
of Onam fill your home
with happiness and joy !
Wish you a Blessed Onam.
*May this be a Onam with happiness and
prosperity.Let this be celebrated by every
Malayali, whoever and where ever they may be.
*Onam is the time for pookalam on floor;
Children on swings; tiger clad men with hunters behind them;
People enjoying sadyas with family…
Let this Onam bring joy and prosperity to all.
*Onam is not just a festival to cherish, but a moment to reincarnate a past of prosperity and goodness. Let us now hope for those days to come back again those good old days! Wish you happy and Prosperous Onam!
*May Lord Vamana bless you with a wonderful
harvest of your deeds at all times and on this
festive occasion, may you reap a wonderful
harvest of crop, relationship and happiness.
*May your life be decorated like Pookalam,
sail in harmony like a snake boat, and provide
you variety like the food at community luncheons.
*I wish you a very Happy Onam,
may the god bless you and fill your
heart with joy and happiness.
May the color and lights of Onam fill
your home with happiness and joy.
Have the most beautiful Onam.
*Aishwaryavum, Samriddiyum …. Niranja nalla nalukal.. ennum undavatte oppam _manassil snehathinte oru …onam. HAPPY ONAM!