Sept. 11, 2019

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Onam.


  • Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala.

  • Time and Duration:
    • It is a harvest festival, celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar.

    • Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all.

  • Background: According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. 

Source : PIB