Sunday, September 3, 2017

Onam Tomorrow, discover the unknown facts about it!

Know the importance of Onam! Find out what special and unique facets the festival has. Discover the rituals and the legends related to this festival by reading this blog.


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हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें

Onam is the major festival of Kerala, where it is celebrated with zeal and gusto by the people. Celebrated as a ten day long festival, the last day is considered to be the most important of all. The tenth day or the last day of the Onam festival is known as Thiruvonam. In Malayalam, the Shravana Nakshatra is also known by the name Thiruvonam. As per the Malayalam calendar, Thiruvonam is celebrated when Shravana Nakshatra prevails in the Chingam month (the first month of the Malayalam calendar).

Know the dates and the muhurats of all the Hindu festivals in 2017: Hindu Festivals and their Muhurats 2017

Thiruvonam Muhurat

03 September 2017
04 September 2017

The above given time is according to New Delhi (India). Find out the Muhurta time for your city: Thiruvonam Muhurat

Religious importance of Onam

Onam is a festival of devotion and has immense religious importance associated with it. It is firmly believed that King Mahabali (the ruler of all the three lokas- dharti loka, patal loka, and swarga loka) visits his people on this day. In order to welcome him and honour his arrival, the Keralites celebrate the day with full enthusiasm and devotion. Also, it was also on the day of Thiruvonam that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Vamana.

Know the rituals and Puja Vidhi of the festival Onam in detail: Onam Puja Vidhi and rituals

Rituals associated with Onam

Puja is performed as per the rites and rituals on this day. People clean their homes and decorate them. On the main gate of the house, a beautiful carpet of flowers is laid to welcome the great king Mahabali. Some people also use the mixture of beaten rice and water to make decorative figures on the entrance of the house. Onam Sadhya is one of the most important feature of this festival, without which the festival is not considered complete. A grand feast is organised in Onam Sadhya. Approximately twenty six delicacies are prepared to be served on banana leaves as per the rituals. Apart from this, a number of games and cultural events are held to celebrate the festival in the most grand way possible.

Here, at AstroSage we wish you a very happy Onam and hope that the festival brings joy and happiness into your life!

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