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  • Onam 2018: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    Onam is the annual festival with origins in Kerala and is celebrated by Malayalis across the globe. It commemorates the home-coming of the mythical king Mahabali and falls during the month of Chingam (August-September), according to the Malayalam calendar. A lot of cultural elements are infused in the celebrations, making it a colourful and a grand affair. The festival is celebrated with numerous events that include Vallam Kali (boat race), Pookkalam (flower

  • Kerala Flood: Temple lets Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha in its hall

    Kerala floods may have made it really hard for the citizens to celebrate festivals but it has not destroyed the festive spirit. Weather Onam or Eid-al-Adha people are seen celebrating their festivals to its fullest. The citizens of Kerala yesterday portrayed a great example of humanity.

  • Onam 2018: Beautiful and easy pookalam designs to adorn your homes

    Onam is the harvest festival celebrated by Malayalis that marks the start of the Malayali calendar. The festival is marked by boat races, street parades involving decorated elephants and musicians performing, traditional flower arrangements, known as Pookalam. In 2018, the ten-day festival began on August 15 and the main day of the celebration is August 25. Traditionally Pookalams were made for 10 days in every house but now citing to lack of

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    Onam 2018: Significance, rituals and all you need to know about the harvest festival

    Onam is the annual festival celebrated by Malayalis across the globe. It falls in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which is usually August-September in the Gregorian calendar. The festival marks mythologies related to the Mahabali, Vamana, Kashyapa, and Parashurama. It is celebrated with numerous events that include Vallam Kali (boat race), Pookkalam (flower rangoli), Kummati Kali (mask dance), Pulikali (tiger dance), Onathallu (martial arts), and Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), among

  • Indore: Grandeur of god’s own country in city

    Indore: Celebrating Onam with friends and family post the festival, members of Malayalee community organised a traditional get together at Ayyapa temple on Sunday afternoon. Along with community members, other non-Malayalee Indorean food lovers, especially the people, who had slightest experience of Kerala or the culture, joined the celebration.

  • Bhopal: Malayalees celebrate Onam with traditional gusto

    Bhopal: Onam is being celebrated here with traditional fervour. The residents of Kerala living here are celebrating the festival decked in their traditional attire — men in a shirt and a white dhoti with golden border (mundu) and women in traditional saris. According to Hindu mythology, the festival marks the arrival of ‘Mahabali’ – the ruler of Kerala – from the nether world, to which he was banished by Vamana, an avatar

  • Onam 2017: Significance, rituals, food and all you need to know

    Onam is the annual festival with origins in Kerala and is celebrated by Malayalis across the globe. It falls in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam which is usually August-September in the Gregorian calendar. The festival marks mythologies related to the Mahabali, Vamana, Kashyapa and Parashurama. The festival is celebrated with numerous events that include Vallam Kali (boat race), Pookkalam (flower rangoli), Kummati Kali (mask dance), Pulikali (tiger dance), Onathallu (martial arts), and Atthachamayam (folk songs

  • Onam 2017: Tv celeb greets festival and send love for people of Kerala

    Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala and is considered as state festival of Kerala. Onam legend is connected to a colorful chapter of Hindu mythology of Dasavatar. Lord Vishnu has taken Vamana avatar to bless his devotee Mahabali. Even though Mahabali was a Damon king he was extreme devotee of lord Vishnu and Ruled his kingdom with the principle of honesty and truth. The above Karma earned lot of blessings

  • Consumer durables makers look to cash in on festive season

    New Delhi :  Consumer durables makers are gearing up for a bumper festive season ahead, expecting sales to spike by up to 35 per cent on the back of good monsoon, pent up demand and the 7th pay commission payout.

  • Kerala mulls ‘online’ liquor sales?

    Kozhikode: Tipplers in Kerala would relish this news no end. If state-owned Cooperative Consumers Federation (Consumerfed), the apex body of consumer cooperatives in the state, has its way, those who love their drink can hope to order their favourite liquor brand online this ‘Onam’.

  • Keraleeya Samajam Public School celebrates Onam

    Indore : Following the tradition, the teachers, staff members and the students of the Keraleeya Samajam Public School, Nanda Nagar, Indore celebrated the festival of “Onam” in the school with great enthusiasm and excitement.

  • Onam greetings from President, vice president

    New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday greeted people on the occasion of Onam, celebrated most prominently in Kerala, reports IANS. “On the joyous occasion of Onam, I convey my heartfelt greetings to all my sisters and brothers in Kerala and abroad,” Mukherjee said in his message.  He said that Onam was a unique secular festival celebrated by the people of Kerala “belonging to all communities,

  • Kerala gets ready for 26 dish Onam sadya

    Thiruvananthapuram : Once again, the 26-dish ‘Onam sadya’ is set to be the common chord across Kerala’s homes, cutting across religious beliefs, as the Onam festivities are all set to begin.