Onam is celebrated to honour the selflessness and sacrifice of King Mahabali by people of Kerala. The festival would begin on August 30 and end on September 8. Onam is also celebrated by the worldwide Malayali diaspora..Onam is celebrated by the worldwide Malayali diaspora ,including Switzerland , United States , United Kingdom,New Zealand & France .
Onam 2022: Story
Onam 2022: Date
Onam 2022 is calculated using the Malayalam calendar and falls in the first month of the year, Chingam. This usually occurs in August or September on the Gregorian calendar. Onam or Thiruvonam will be observed on Thursday, September 7, 2022 in the year 2022. Thiruvonam’s Nakshathra will begin at 04:00 PM on September 7, 2022 and terminate at 01:46 PM on September 8, 2022.
Onam is the state’s official festival and a public holiday in Kerala. Most offices, banks, schools, and other institutions are closed on this day. Many institutions also observe a holiday on the first Onam, commonly known as Uthradom or Onam Eve.
Onam 2022: Upcoming days
|2022||Thursday, 8th of September|
|2023||Tuesday, 29th of August|
|2024||Sunday, 15th of September|
|2025||Friday, 5th of September|
|2026||Wednesday, 26th of August|
|2027||Sunday, 12th of September|
|2028||Friday, 1st of September|
|2029||Wednesday, 22nd of August|
|Sunrise||8 sep,2022 6:18:00 AM|
|Sunset||8 sep,2022 6:26:00 PM|
|Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins||7 sep,2022 4:00:00 PM|
|Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends||8 sep,2022 1:46:00 PM|
Onam 2022: Celebration
Along with Vishu and Thiruvathira, Onam 2022 is one of three important festivals observed in Kerala. The Onam festival, which lasts 10 days, marks the start of the Malayalam New Year. Atham, Chithira, Chodhi, Vishakam, Anizham, Thriketa, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, and Thiruvonam are the ten days. Thiruvonam, the festival’s final day, holds significant significance as it is the primary day of Onam. This day is observed by visiting temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Onam is celebrated with beautiful parades, boat races, cultural activities, and much more.
Onam 2022 :Rituals
Day 1:Athan (the day King Mahabali prepares to leave Heaven for his kingdom on Earth).
Day 2: Chithira (the day when a flower carpet called Onam Pookalam is made).
Day 3 : The third day is the Chodhi Pookkalam (the day when A new layer of flowers is placed to the carpet. using four to five different types of flowers).
Day 4: Visakam (Fourth day of the festival,Various tournaments begin on this day).
Day 5: Anizham (the fifth day of the festival, when the boat race preparations begin).
Day 6: Thriketa (the festival holidays start today).
Day 7 :Moolam (special pujas are done in temples).
Day 8: Pooradam (Vamana and King Mahabali’s idols are erected in households on this day.)
Day 9:Uthradom (Mahabali arrives in Kerala on this day).
Day 10:Thiruvonam (The most important day, when King Mahabali is received with joy and devotion by the people of Kerala).