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 rangoli), Kummati Kali (mask dance), Pulikali (tiger dance), Onathallu (martial arts), and Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), among others. The grand Onam feast is called Onam Sadhya. In 2018, Onam will be celebrated on August 25. Celebrate the harvest festival by sending wishes, greetings, and images to your family and friends on SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook.
- Beautiful Pookalam,
And prayers to have a blessed year.
- I wish you to be happy and successful.
And I hope that this Onam may be the start of your good life.
- Keep the spirit of Onam in your hearts.
May your home be filled with joy, love, and peace.
- May Lord Vamana bless you with a wonderful harvest of your deeds at all times,
And on this festive occasion may you reap a wonderful harvest of crop, relationship, and happiness.
- May the spirit of Onam remains everywhere,
Whatever you do,
Whatever you think,
and Whatever you hope in your life.
- I wish you a very Happy Onam,
May the god bless you and fill your heart with joy and happiness.
- May you be blessed with joy, happiness, and peace.