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    • Dr.T.V.Rao MD ONAM DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 1
    • ONAM IS THE TRADATION OF KERALA UNITES HUMANITY • Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam - the harvest festival in Kerala. DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 2
    • POOKALAM DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 3 • The celebrations of Onam start on Atham day, 10 days before Thiruvonam. The 10 days are part of the traditional Onam celebrations and each day has its own importance in various rituals and traditions. Earthen mounds, which look somewhat like square pyramids, representing Mahabali and Vamana are placed in the dung-plastered courtyards in front of the house and beautifully decorated with flowers. Known as ‘Onapookkalam’, it is a carpet made out of the gathered blossoms with one or two varieties of foliage of differing tints pinched up into little pieces to serve the decorator's purpose.
    • • The tenth and the most important day of Onam celebrations is known as Thiru Onam or the Tiru Onam. Here Thiru or Tiru stands for sacred, holy, beautiful or auspicious and is equivalent of 'Sri' in Hindi. It is so called as the day is the most significant of all, for the people of Kerala. People believe that it is on the tenth day that Lord Mahabali comes to visit his people THIRU ONAM DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 4
    • • The legend of King Mahabali is the most popular and the most fascinating of all legends behind Onam. Onam celebrates the visit of King Mahabali to the state of Kerala every year. The festival is celebrated with fervour as King Mahabali is greatly respected by his subjects. King Mahabali is also popularly called Maveli and Onathappan. KING MAHABALI DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 5
    • • Onasadhya is the most delicious part of the grand festival called Onam. It is considered to be the most elaborate and grand meal prepared by any civilisation or cultures in the world. It's a feast which if enjoyed once is relished for years. SERVING EVERYONE WITH ONASADHYA DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 6
    • • The beauty of the festival lies in it's secular fabric. People of all religions, castes and communities celebrate the festival with equal joy and verve. Onam also helps to create an atmosphere of peace and brotherhood by way of various team sports organised on the day. • Onam is the passion of the people of Kerala. And, pride of India! ONAM TEACHES UNITY AND TEAM SPIRIT DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 7
    • • It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. ” • ― Colette • God will reward you,' he said. 'You must be an angel since you care for flowers.” LEARN FROM FLOWERS ON ONAM DAY DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 8
    • MAKE OUR ONAM A CELEBRATION OF FLOWERS DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 9
    • MY SINCERE ONAM GREETING TO EVERY ONE • I wish and Pray everyone a great ONAM for prosperity and Happiness , ONAM teaches us Humanity are one and should share happiness and sorrow in our Human life, every one expects Mahabali to remove the evils in this World, as Hindu philosophy is based on Dharma and Karma and we are certain to reap the fruits of our own Action. Let us be part of the Good so we can win over the Evil. • Dr.T.V.Rao MD • Email doctortvrao@gmail.com • DR.T.V.RAO MD@TMC KOLLAM 10