Happy Onam 2023! Onam is a significant festival celebrated in the state of Kerala, India, and is marked by a grand ten-day celebration. Thiruvonam is the most important day of the Onam festival, and it falls on a specific lunar day known as Shravana Nakshatra in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which corresponds to August-September in the Gregorian calendar.
Thiruvonam holds special significance as it is believed to be the day when the mythical King Mahabali visits his people in Kerala. People decorate their homes with flower rangolis (known as “pookalam”), prepare elaborate feasts (Onasadya), wear traditional attire, and participate in various cultural and recreational activities to celebrate the occasion.
ONAM 2023: THIRUVONAM DATE AND TIMINGS
Thiruvonam Nakshathram begins at 02:43 AM and will end at 11:50 PM on Aug 29, 2023.
On this joyous occasion, here are some Onam wishes that you can share with your loved ones:
1. “May the spirit of Onam fill your heart with love, peace, and abundance. Happy Thiruvonam!”
2. “May this Onam bring you joy, prosperity, and success. Happy Onam 2023!”
3. “May the colorful and vibrant celebrations of Onam brighten your life with happiness. Happy Thiruvonam!”
4. “Wishing you a bountiful harvest of happiness and prosperity this Onam. Have a wonderful day!”
5. “May the fragrance of flowers and the deliciousness of Onasadya fill your day with delight. Happy Onam!”
6. “As the beautiful pookalam adorns your doorstep, may love and positivity adorn your life. Happy Thiruvonam!”
7. “On this special day, may your home be filled with laughter, your heart with love, and your life with blessings. Happy Onam 2023!”
8. “May the spirit of unity and togetherness bring you closer to your loved ones. Have a blessed Onam!”
Onam is indeed a major harvest festival and one of the most important cultural celebrations in the state of Kerala, India. The festival lasts for ten days, starting from Atham and culminating on Thiruvonam, which is considered the most significant day of the festivities. It’s a time of vibrant cultural displays, traditional performances, and joyful gatherings.
The legend of King Mahabali and the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu adds a rich mythological dimension to the festival, and the spirit of unity, harmony, and prosperity is deeply ingrained in the celebrations. The traditional feast, known as Onasadya, where a variety of delicious dishes are served on a banana leaf, is a hallmark of the festival. The flower rangolis (pookalams), boat races, dances, and various cultural events further enhance the festive atmosphere.
Onam is not only a time for joy and celebration but also an occasion for people to come together, express gratitude for the harvest, and cherish the rich heritage of Kerala. It’s a beautiful reflection of the culture, traditions, and values that the people of Kerala hold dear.