ONAM-The Hues of Heredity
September 23, 2022
After the monsoon bids farewell to the land of Kerala, the air is filled with vigour, joy, and happiness with the arrival of Onam. Onam reminds us of the hues and folks everywhere. The festival is full of vibrant colours and blissful memories that sway to and fro in a swing. The Onam festival is not only celebrated in India but also across various parts of the world. One of the biggest festivals of the state, Onam is celebrated for 10 days during the Malayalam month of Chingam. The festival is a replica of Kerala’s culture and tradition. Onam is a festival for all religions. The gala of this renowned festival eliminates all the religious disparities in society. Onam feast and flower decorations are inevitable. Families clad in joy, tasting the Kerala Paayasam and children playing here and there, rushing to gather flowers for Pookkalam. These sights are forever remembered. Onam is the festival of unity too. Kochi, Trivandrum, Thrissur, and Kottayam are where the most spectacular celebrations take place. Thrikkakara Temple, 15 km northeast of Ernakulam, is especially associated with Onam Festival. Every Onam, Malayalees revive and relive the happy times under Mahabali’s reign. We, the National Family also celebrated Onam Festival with all its purity and tradition. Onam celebrations were more like a family gathering, meeting our kiths and kins and rejoicing. We made Pookkalam, prepared Onasadya and served with a pinch of our love. Here, we make every day an expression of excellent living.