Onam is not just a celebration. It is our mode of living. It is a call. A call for us to realize how much we have changed, how we have to live, how much close was our people to nature.
It reminds us of our agrarian tradition, the hard working mentality, an ideal state where everyone have their own share to contribute and their own way of peacefully conducting oneself. When we worked in the fragrance of the wet soil surrounded by our medicinal flowering plants, we were healthy, wealthy, peaceful, there was a surplus of everything, love , peace, care, concern. Onam is a recalling that if we are again what we were our surplus that is an embodiment of Maveli will come again and not for a little while but stay with us always. The flower carpets tell us how colourful our surroundings are, hidden in those vast stretching fields and wild valleys are an array of vibrant and beauty. It is a chance to get together with our family and creating an impact that we are not to split up into nuclear selves but to stay together and making each day worth living. Onam is the reminder of plenty that we did experience once and yearn to experience again but fail to keep up forever, probably because of our own selfishness.
Maveli naadu vaaneedum kaalam maanusharellarumonnu pole. A time that saw every people equal way different from what the world is now.
An ideal dream that we have to make a reality but we are never going to do it as we care only for ourselves. Hence onam hits the hearts of Kerala every year reminding us of the ideal state we are destined to create but always fail to do so.