Friday, August 24, 2007

It’s Onam !!




It’s that time of the year in Kerala when you find almost every one in the traditional wear of cream colored sarees/dhotis with silky weaves of golden zari, gleaming lustrously.
Schools and colleges have shut down for the yearly Onam holidays and children are thronging the streets in full spirits.
Florists and weavers have turned intensely joyful for their business just flourishes to the maximum, this season. It gets me wondering to look at the quantum of flowers imported from the other states during this time of the year, alone.
Corporates in Technopark have been making merry for the whole of last two weeks traditionally marking the onset of the Malayalam month ‘Chingham’. Everywhere you turn, there are competitions of Athapoo, wherein people make floral Rangoli, Thiruvaathira, which is a traditional dance by girls around the athapoo and onam songs .The festive sipirt is in full swing all around the state and if you do want take a jaunt around Kerala, there must be more eventful excitements of Boat races and Onasadhya (Festival Feast) happening all around.

Nonetheless, Onam marks the homecoming of the beloved King Mahabhali who won the hearts of people for love, generosity and humility. I hope and believe the true essence of celebrating Onam is to mend again the sense of caring for fellow human beings and be truthful to the self and then you wouldn’t need to look anywhere else for God.

Hmm…that aside it’s a visual treat that I get to enjoy being a non-keralite and the most wonderful part of it all is that we have a 4-day long weekend up ! I am blessed !


9 comments:

s4n705h said...

we dont have a holiday on Onam and i am still at oppice :(

praveen said...

Festivals r the happiest moments in the world....it brings all relations n friends together...

Njoy...

JollyRoger said...

Happy Onam to you

Honey Bee said...

I have been to my friends plae once... I love it!!! I still cherish those wonderful moments...

The Mahathma said...

hapy onam

ScRiBbLeR said...

Hope u had a lovely vacation!!

chronicwriter said...

lucky you.. i worked during onam too... and hey i can see you in that snap!!!

PurpleHeart said...

Santosh, that's the good thing about regional festivals. :)

Praveen: Thanks for stopping by.

Honey, hmm...even I remember the days of festivities with friends.

Gomathy, I did, I did and am back:(

Chriz, ohhh mine !! Which one in the snap? "coz this is something I googled !! ain't there buddy :P .

PurpleHeart said...

Jollyroger, Mahatma and all, thanks and Happy belated Onam to u too !