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Story of Onathappan and Onam

Onathappan is also known as Thrikkakarappan. It is a pyramid like structure made from mud. Generally this pyramid like structure symbolizes Lord Vishnu's avatar Vamana. For some people, pyramid structure also symbolizes the king Mahabali.

Travellers to Kerala can have stumptuous Vallasadhya at Aranmula

Vallasadhya is a ritualistic feast given to the oarsmen of Palliyodams or holy snake boats at Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple on the banks of River Pampa in Pathanamthitta district of central Kerala. This sumptuous feast is sponsored by the devotees who offer the raw materials such as provisions and vegetables to the Lord Parthasarathy, the presiding deity of the temple. It is usually an 80-day feast meant for all the devotees who seek prasadam from Lord Sri Krishna or Lord Parthasarathy.

Importance of Athapookalam designs for Onam festival

Read this article on the importance of Athapookalam designs for Onam festival. One of the important activities the Malayali people undertake during the Onam celebrations is the creation of floral designs to welcome the Onathappan to their homes and offices. During the celebrations, it has become a norm to create highly intricate floral designs at public places.

Association of Thrikkakara Temple with Onam Festival

Thrikkakara temple's association with Onam is rather old. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vamana, who is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Since Vamana is associated with the demon King Mahabali, this temple holds an important place in the evolution of the primarily agrarian festival Onam. Therefore, it is not surprising to see Onam as the main religious festival in this temple near the Cochin. In this article, let us see the celebration of Onam festival in this temple.

Attractive pageantry brought down curtains on Tourism week celebrations

The colourful week-long Onam celebrations came to a wonderful conclusion with the beautiful pageantry on August 31, 2015. The cultural fetes from different parts of the Kerala state were on display during this procession. The creative pieces such as amalgamation of romantic Badharul Muneer – Husnal Jamal songs and war songs from the past that were not known to the present generation were in visual display as part of the grand procession on the last day of tourism week celebration.

Onam Week Celebrations 2015 - Programmes

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had inaugurated the State-level Onam festival at Nishagandhi Auditorium here on August 25, 2015. On this occasion, the state government had honoured renowned artistes from the state. The week-long celebrations would bring the streets of the state capital alive with cultural extravaganza, which includes music, dance, painting and marital art programmes. In this article, we would give you a brief view of various programmes held.

Onam offers and celebration 2015 at SS Hyundai, Mavelikara

Onam 2015 offers and celebration at SS Hyundai, Mavelikara. Onam is the most popular and biggest harvest festival of Kerala. During the Onam season 2015 Hyundai assures splendid offers for their customers. Read this article to know more about 2015 Onam offers and celebration at SS Hyundai, Mavelikara.

Trikkakara Temple and Onam Festival

Today, you can find only a few temples in India dedicated to Lord Vamana. Trikkakara temple is one such auspicious temple in Kerala dedicated to the fifth incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu. As the name suggests, Thrikkakkara literally means the foot of Lord Vishnu. It is believed to be in this place where the Lord placed his foot.

Onam Festival and Pulikali

Onam, one among the festivals of Kerala is generally celebrated with a wide range of traditional art forms. Pulikali meaning the dance form of Tiger is one among the best seen traditional and folk art form in Kerala. It is generally performed by trained artists during Onam festival season in Kerala.

Thumbithullal and Onam

Thumbithullal is one among the folk dances of Kerala commonly performed during Onam and Thiruvathira. It is generally performed by Keralite girls during the above specified festivals. How is this folk dance performed? This is a common question heard from people of new generation. In this folk dance forms, a girl is generally selected as Thumbi.
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