Onam Festival-Kerala

Onam is the national festival of Kerala, it is celebrated in Chingam. The festivals start with Atham and ends with Thiruvonam. There have a lot of traditional and cultural programs related to the onam celebrations. According to the stories in Hindu epics, Mahabali, the legendary King of Kerala, visits the state every year during the Onam festival, to ensure the wellbeing of the people. People put flower mats in front of their houses, to welcome the King. The onam festivals are celebrating for ten days and are connected to several elements of Kerala’s culture and tradition. New dresses, games and other programs are the part of the onam celebrations. kerala information provides the complete information about onam, onam festival, onam celebration, onam wallpapers, ona pookalam, onam carpets, onam images etc.

Onam Celebrations

One of the main attractions of Onam, is the ‘Vallamkali‘ or boat races of Karuvatta, Payippad, Aranmula and Kottayam. Onam is for all people of all class and creed. Hindus, Muslims and Christians, the wealthy and the downtrodden, all celebrate Onam with equal fervor. People of Kerala make elaborate preparations to celebrate it in the best possible manner. Its about the onam, onam celebration, onam festival, ona pookalam, pookkalam, ona sadhya, onam festival kerala, onam aaghosham.


Onasadya is the important factor of onam celebrations, prepared on Thiruonam. It is a nine course meal consisting of 11 to 13 essential dishes. Onasadya is served on banana leaves and people sit on a mat laid on the floor to have the meal.


Pookalamis the main and important elements in the part of onam celebrations,peoples make intricately designed flower in the front courtyard of house to welcome King Mahabali. Various flowers are used on each day as a specific flower is dedicated to each day of Onam. Kaikotti kali and Thumbi Thullal are two graceful dances performed by women on Onam. Folk performances like Kummatti kali and Pulikali add to the zest of celebrations. kerala information provides all about the onam festival,onam images,beautiful pictures of indian places wallpapers,onam flowers,kerala onam wallpapers,onam pictures and the reasons behind celebration onam festival.

Here is some images of pookalam

Onam Pookalam Photos



24 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ammu on September 9, 2011 at 7:52 AM

    very nice thanks for giving more information about onam.


  2. Happy Onam


  3. Fascinating and beautiful.


  4. very informative!


  5. Thaks for the great read 🙂


  6. Posted by Abhishek Nair on August 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    a very gud effort…..
    nice collection of pics too.. 🙂


  7. Posted by Anees on August 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    wish you Happy onam….. enjoy


  8. Posted by Revathy on August 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Happy onam


  9. Posted by Allauddi S ansari on August 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Thanks or the great read


  10. Posted by Rajlaxmi on August 28, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Wish u a very happy onam to all of u Thanks and regards


  11. Posted by Shamon shaji on August 29, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Thanku very much


  12. Posted by tarshveen on September 1, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    thank you for your information sir


  13. beautiful pookalam,…


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