Onam (Malayalam: ഓണം) is a festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India and wquite popular across India due to the rich cultural content , the grandeour of celebrations , the beautiful moments it captures and the whole bond of family and friendship it rekindles .
Onam Festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) which is the most auspicious month in Malaylam calender .Onam marks the homecoming of mythical King Mahabali who Malayalees consider as their King. Onam is reminiscent of Kerala's agrarian past, as it is considered to be a harvest festival. Also, it is one of the very few festivals that is celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Vallam Kali, Pulikkali, Pookkalam, Onappottan, Thumbi Thullal, Onavillu, Kazhchakkula, Athachamayam and OnaSadya.
We at Sonchirri are really honoured and pleased to launch this series around Onam . We will run this as a special photo feature through out the month and enrich you with this wonderful experience on Onam .
Picture: King Mahabali & Baalika - A glimpse from an Onam celebration
Lighting the NilaaVilakku - an auspicious start by lighting the lamp
c) Pookalam - floral decorations