New Delhi: Onam is the major harvest festival in Kerala which falls on the 22nd Nakshatra Thiruvonam in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam. According to the ancient legends, the Malayalam festival marks the annual trip of King Mahabali to the state he once ruled.

The festival is celebrated in the month of Chingam according to the Malayalam calendar which is equivalent to the Hindu solar calendar followed by people in other parts of India. The festival is spread over 10 days and culminates with Thiruvonam, the most important day. 

Numerous fun activities like Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower Rangoli), Onathappan (worship), Pookalam take place during these 10 days.

This year Onam will fall on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Take a look at these heartfelt WhatsApp, Facebook and Text messages for your loved ones on the occasion of Onam: 

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I wish you good fortune and much pleasure this Onam! Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous Onam!

I wish you a life as vibrant as pookalam, as joyous as this Onam festival, and as prosperous as the abundant harvest. I wish you a happy Onam!

May the colours and lights of Onam bring happiness and joy to your home. On the eve of Onam, my warmest greetings to you and your family!

Onam isn’t like any other day. It’s the Lord’s unique method of showing everyone and saying, “Living with faith, letting go of doubts, Happy Onam.”

I wish you a long and happy life. May the festival of Onam usher in fresh beginnings in your life. Onam greetings!

On this day, people get together to participate in a number of cultural activities to celebrate the festival in unison. Boat race (Vallam Kali), Pulikali (folk dance in the disguise of a tiger) and other dance and art forms specific to Kerala.

Sadya, an elaborate meal with 26 food preparations adds more fervour to the festivities.

Onam greetings to all our readers!

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