Why And How Do We Celebrate Onam, Messages and Wishes On Onam 2019

Why And How Do We Celebrate Onam, Messages and Wishes On Onam 2019

Why And How Do We Celebrate Onam, Messages And Wishes On Onam 2019

New Delhi: Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala. It's a 10-day festival that began on September 1 and will continue till September 10 and festivities will continue till September 13. Onam is celebrated in the month of Chingam, which, per the Gregorian calendar, overlaps with the months of August-September. Onam is celebrated by Malayalis all over the world as a religious and cultural festival. Onam commemorates the annual homecoming of the legendary King Mahabali - the grandson of Prahlada.
 
There are four main days of Onam. The first Onam or Uthraadam is believed to be the return of King Mahabali to Kerala, will be celebrated on September 10. The most important day of Onam (known as Thiru Onam or Thiruvonam, meaning Sacred Onam Day) is the second day which will be celebrated on September 11. It is believed that King Mahabali pays a visit to people's homes on Thiruvonam. On the Third Onam or Avittam, preparations are undertaken for King Mahabali's departure. This year, it will be observed on September 12. The last day, Chathayam on September 13, would be observed as Sri Narayana Guru Jayanthi, Post-Onam celebrations continue for the next couple of days include snake boat races, Pulikkali tiger play, and Kerala Tourism Onam Week program. 

 

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Here are some messages and greetings you can share on Onam: 

It's Onam time! Let's celebrate the spirit of the harvest festival by decorating the house with beautiful pookalams, listening to the melodious Onappattus and enjoying the auspicious festival! Happy Onam!

Wishing you a blessed and colorful lifelike pookalam and as festive as this
Onam festival. Happy Onam to you and your family!

Onam is a celebration of the home-coming of Emperor Mahabali. May you
have a blessed and year ahead. Happy Onam!

Let's welcome King Mahabali with great joy! May you be blessed with the
greetings and wishes of the day. Happy Onam to you and your family.

Here are the wishes from our Prime Minister  and President on the auspicious occasion of Onam,  Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Ram Nath Kovind wrote wishes on Twitter, 

 

 

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