What is onam festival?
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Asked by RAJENDRA PRABHU, 03 Oct '07 10:02 pm
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being south indian you should know thatAnswered by zinchik, 03 Oct '07 10:04 pm
harvest festival for people of kerelaAnswered by rajesh sharma, 03 Oct '07 10:07 pm
Onam is an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the south Indian state of Kerala. It is a popular festival among the cultural repertoire of Malayalees, and falls during the month of Chingam (August-September as per the Gregorian calendar), the first month of the Malayalam calendar and lasts for ten days. Traditionally celebrated as a harvest festival, mythologically it is linked to Malayalee-Hindu folktales. Like many other religious festivals in India, Onam is celebrated by people of all religions. Onam is the one of the most beautiful and meaningful festival in the World. Onam has been part of Malayalee psyche for centuries. There are records of Onam being celebrated during the Sangam Age. The earliest record of Onam is found during time of Kulasekhara Perumals around A.D 800, soon after the Kalabhra Interregnum of Kerala History. Until the eighth century the political history is mostly unknown and is usually known as the Kalabhra Interregnum. Kalabhras were supposed to have ...moreAnswered by Janis, 03 Oct '07 10:11 pm