Celebrating the joyous occasion of Onam
Tilda Basmati Rice extends warm wishes to all for a bountiful and joyous Onam celebration!
May the spirit of this festive season usher in happiness, prosperity, and togetherness into your lives. May the aroma of delectable Onam Sadhya fill your homes, and may your hearts resonate with love and laughter. Happy Onam!
Onam holds profound significance in the state of Kerala, as it commemorates the return of the legendary King Mahabali. This auspicious festival spans a period of 10 days, commencing today.
The 10-day-long Onam festivities, also known as Thiru-Onam or Thiruvonam, are celebrated with grandeur across Kerala. People pay homage to the legendary King Mahabali’s homecoming, entwined with a tapestry of stories and myths. The sequence begins with Atham, followed by Chodhi, Vishakam, Anizham, Thriketa, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, culminating on the 10th day, known as Thiruvonam, which holds immense significance. Thiruvonam, being the final day, marks the culmination of the Onam celebrations, with families coming together to prepare and savor Onasadya, the lavish Onam feast.
Onam is celebrated in the Chingam month, signifying the onset of the Malayalam calendar. It also marks the commencement of the Malayalam year, known as the Kolla Varsham. This harvest festival symbolizes the return of the demon King Mahabali/Maveli to his beloved state, Kerala. Legends narrate how King Mahabali defeated the Gods and ruled over all three worlds. He was a benevolent and wise ruler, but the Gods grew apprehensive of his popularity. They approached Lord Vishnu and implored his assistance. Consequently, Vishnu assumed his fifth avatar, that of the Brahmin dwarf Vamana.”