Onam marks the main month of the Malayalam schedule known as Chingam. The festival recognizes the presence of the Vamana symbol of Vishnu and the resulting homecoming of the incredible King Mahabali. This year the festival will be praised today, on August 21. It started on Thursday, August 12, and will end on Monday, August 23.
The festivals of Onam start on Atham day (the day when Atham Nakshatra wins) and proceed for 10 days till Thiruvonam day, likewise the most favorable day during the festival of Onam. Atham Nakshatra is known as Hasta Nakshatra in other Hindu schedules.
History of Onam festival:
As indicated by folklore, King Mahabali the lord of Kerala crushed the Gods and started administering over each of the three universes, and it was during his rule that the nearby individuals saw the best of times; success and glory governed all over the place. To end Mahabali’s standard on the planet. The Gods were shaky with regards to King Mahabali’s prevalence and requested that Lord Vishnu step in and assist with containing Mahabali. Ruler Vishnu arose as a Vaman (short Brahmin) and deceived the King to give him whatever land he had. Subsequently, King Mahabali was shipped off a lower world; however Vishnu additionally conceded him a wish that he could visit his property once consistently. Onam commends this homecoming of the King.
Music and dance on onam
Customary dance structures including Thiruvathira, Kummattikali, Pulikali, Thumbi Thullal, Onam Kali and others. Thiruvathira Kali is a ladies’ dance acted in a circle around a light. Kummattikali is a bright veil dance. In Thrissur, celebrations incorporate a parade comprising of caparisoned elephants encompassed by Kummatikali dancers. The covered dancers go from one house to another playing out the vivid Kummattikali. Onam Kali is a type of dance where players orchestrate themselves around and around a post or tree or light, then, at that point, dance and sing tunes got from the Ramayana and different sagas.
Also Read: All About Onam festival Celebration