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  Onam,Onam Festival,Onam 2008,Onam Festival India,Onam in India
Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala.
Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali.
Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition.
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  Onam, Onam of Kerala, Onam- Kerala Festival
Onam is basically the harvest fiesta of the Malayalees and is mythically related to the Malayalee-Hindu legends.
Onam is the most colourful and the chief festival of Kerala which is celebrated by almost all people irrespective of caste and creed and community.
Another attractive element of Onam is the Onam Sadhya or the intricate feast of sumptuous delicacies served on banana or plantain leaves.
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 Onam festival
Thus Onam symbolizes the joyful rule of the King and the happiness that the people had under his rule.
During Onam, traditional rituals are performed and the people celebrate the occasion with a grand feast.
One remarkable thing about Onam is that it is celebrated by all, not only Hindus but also by Christians and Muslims who are living in Kerala.
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  Onam - Lucy’s Country Calendar Holiday Pages
Onam is an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the southern tropical state of Kerala in India.
Onam epitomizes the newfound vigour and enthusiasm of the season, and is celebrated with traditional fervour with visit to temples, family get-togethers, gifting each other clothes called Onakkodi and lots of merry making.
Onam is the harvest festival which brings along with it, a wide spectrum of colours, tasty sumptuous dishes, vibrant dances, music and a soothing, verdant and green atmosphere.
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  Onam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Onam (Malayalam: ഓണം) is an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala.
During Onam, the feast and festive mood of the people, dressed in their best, is considered reminiscent of the prosperous and truthful life of the subjects during Bali's flawless reign.
The most important things about Onam are the onakkodi, the new dress worn on this day and onam sadhya, a feast which is quite elaborate.This is usually a feast served on banana leaves and serves rice along with at least an array of 4 dishes.
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 Onam - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Onam (Malayalam: ഓണം;, the foremost festival among the cultural repertoire of Malayalees, falls in the harvest season of August- September.
The most important things about Onam are the onakkodi, the new dress worn on this day and onam sadhya, a feast which is quite elaborate.
Whatever might be the origin of Onam, today it is celebrated with equal fervour by the Hindus, Muslims and Christians, and hence it cannot be regarded as a Hindu festival in its strict sense.
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 About Onam
Thiru Onam is celebrated in the second half of August (the Chingam month of Kollam Era) when the August monsoon rains come to an end and the summer heat gives way to the pleasant warmth of the Kerala autumn.
Onam also means new clothes for the whole family, sumptuous home-cooked delicacies on plantain leaf and the lingering aroma of the sweet Payasam.
Onam is in the air.Its time to revive our rich folk arts when women come out with their dances, especially kaikottikalli.This is the period from "atham" to Onam when the Malayali celebrates a bumper harvest and is in a festive mood.
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Onam is the celebration that marks the homecoming of King Mahabali.
That is why Onam is celebrated by wearing new clothes and resolving to lead a new life of truth, piety, love, and humility.
Whatever be the truth behind this legend, Onam has for last several centuries been a grand national harvest festival in which all sections of the people participate with extreme Jubilation.
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 Onam - AstrologyForU.com
Onam is an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala.
Onam epitomizes the newfound vigor and enthusiasm of the season, and is celebrated with traditional fevour with visit to temples, family get-togethers, gifting each other clothes called Onakkodi and lots of merry making.
During Onam, the feast and festive mood of the people, dressed in their best, is considered reminiscent of the prosperous and truthful life of the subjects during Bali''s flawless reign.
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 Onam
Onam is one of the oldest existing festivals of India.
Onam being celebrated in Tirupati also confirms the fact that Onam was popular in the southern region before becoming confined to Kerala after the 10th century AD.
Mangudy Marudanar, one of the noted poets of the Sangam Age, is said to have Commemoration Of A Glorious Past described the Onam celebrations in the Pandyan capital of Madurai in one of his poems.
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 MANTRA ON NET : Festivals Of India: Onam
Onam is celebrated for three days in memory of that time, the golden age of Kerala.
Onam falls on Daadshi of Bhadrapad or the 12th day of the waxing moon in Bhadon (in AugustSeptember), when the rice fields have been harvested.
Onam has become the festival for everyone in Kerala and has been declared a national festival by the government.
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 Onam History and Recepies
Thiru Onam is celebrated in the second half of August (the Chingam month of Kollam Era) when the August monsoon rains come to an end and the summer heat gives way to the pleasant warmth of the Kerala autumn.
Onam also means new clothes for the whole family, sumptuous home-cooked delicacies on plantain leaf and the lingering aroma of the sweet Payasam.
Onam is in the air.Its time to revive our rich folk arts when women come out with their dances, especially kaikottikalli.This is the period from "atham" to Onam when the Malayali celebrates a bumper harvest and is in a festive mood.
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 Nilacharal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Onam is the national festival of the Malayalees.
Onam is the festive highlight of the first month of the Malayalam calendar.
One of the highlights of traditional Onam festivities is the aththa-poo, an auspicious floral decoration that is made in the compound of the house.
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 Onam celebrations unite Kerala : Onam, Kerala, Hindu, Muslim, secular, celebrate : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
Thiruvananthapuram: Onam celebrations in Kerala are on over-drive and the Muslim community too is in a festive mood.
Onam is perhaps the only festival in the country, which transcends religion.
Lets' celebrate this Onam spreading much love and warmth everywhere and be proud that after all we belong to one...
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 indiayogi.com - Festivals - Onam - The Festival of Mahabali - in God's Own Country! - Ganesh Chaturthi, Lord Ganesha, ...
Onam Sadhya (Onam meal) consists of 10-12 vegetarian preparations, which are served with rice, rasam and sambhar (pulse preparations) on plantain leaves.
The festival of Onam is celebrated in either late August or early September, depending upon the configuration and position of the stars and the moon.
Although Onam is a harvest festival, the spirit of Onam is far more important, seeped in the folkore of the land and its values of tolerance, brotherhood and unity.
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 Onam celebration
Festivities are already in full swing in Kerala as people across the state, irrespective of caste and religion, are preparing to celebrate the state's harvest festival.
Students are the first to partake in Onam joy as all educational institutions are set to close for almost a week from Saturday.
Onam has become the launch pad for the Kerala tourism season as well.
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 Keral.com - Onam
The 1 st or “ onnaam onam” is on 27nth August and the Thiruvonam is 28 th of August.
Avani avittom is coming in the 29nth and the fourth onam or “naalam onam” is on 30 th.
Onam is the occasion when the righteousness king makes his visit to see the subjects of Kerala.
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 Onam Special@Pitara
Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, will come to a magnificent climax on August 31 this year.
It is also a time to remember the golden age of the mythical ruler of Kerala, King Mahabali, and to assure him that his people are happy.
Onam celebrates the bounties of nature and a year of good harvest.
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 Onam, Festivals in Kerala, Onam Festival Tour, Onam Festival Kerala, Onam Festival in India
The biggest and most important festival, Onam is harvest festival celebrated throughout Kerala.
According to legend, Onam celebrates the golden age of King Mahabali, a mythical ruler of Kerala.
So Onam is thought to be the day when King Mahabali visits his beloved people from the land of exile.
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The Onam celebration is an occasion for people to remind themselves of the all pervasive nature of the Divine.
Onam is celebrated by Keralites by wearing new clothes after a ceremonial bath and by partaking the delicacies prepared for the festival.
Onam is the day, when Bali is believed to honour his pledge to the people and, people show their love and reverence to a great benevolent and righteous ruler.
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 Gulfnews: The all-pervading spirit of Onam
The peculiarity of the harvest festival of Onam is its secular nature - people of every class and creed celebrate it together.
Elaborate preparations are made to please the spirit of the king and to convince him that his subjects are leading a happy life.
Onam celebrations in Thrikkakara - a small town in northern Kerala - is unmatched, as it is said to be the capital of the mighty king.
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Onam is a time for sports, festivities and ritual celebrations in Kerala.
Depending on the positioning of the stars and the moon, the festival is held at the end of August or beginning of September, less than a fortnight after the Malayalam New Year, Chingam begins.
The biggest festival of Kerala, Onam is also the best time to plan one's travel and tour in Kerala.
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 MSN India Feature - Onam: God's own country's USP
Onam, in the meanwhile, has emerged as the unique selling proposition for the state's tour marketing machinery.
Onam is one occasion for the global Malayali to rejoice, and there are no full stops to that celebration.
Onam brings with it all that is equivalent to joy.
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 Great Onam Celebrations - Writer's Corner - by Saji Mathew
Onam is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, a legendary ruler of Kerala, who was renowned for the justice and goodness of his rule.
Onam Festival is celebrated with great joy and gaiety across Kerala, India on a particular day in August or September.
Onam is a time for sports, festivities and ritual celebrations in Kerala.
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 Onam in Kerala, Onam Festival Information, Onam Festival Guide: India Line Travel
Onam is one of the most important and enthusiastically celebrated festival of Kerala, or rather entire south India.
Since Onam is celebrated throughout the state, numerous events are organized on state level as well as particular city level.
In brief, the festival of Onam is a celebration of the very spirit of the people of Kerala who hold their legends and tradition close to their heart.
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 Onam
Onam does not mean merely the preparation of sweet pudding, various delicious dishes, etc., and eating ourselves to the full.
The lesson Onam imparts is: A lifetime spent without devotion to the Almighty Lord is a pitiful waste.
This is the message that the Onam festival and the story of Bali conveys to mankind.
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