Happy Onam


Onam Poems

Onam or Thiruvonam is the biggest annual harvest festival of Kerala where the celebrations goes on for ten days,begining with the atham day of the Malayalam month chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali.The major activities for onam involves worshipping, music, dances, sports, boat races and of course good food. The other main highlights of the onam festival include floral decorations, elephant processions, thiruvathirakali, classical and folk dance performances, classical and folk music recitals, cultural pageants and water carnivals.

Onam Songs in Praise of King Mahabali

When Mahabali ruled the land
Everyone was equal
Happily they lived
Danger befell none
There was no falsehood, or fraud
And no untruth.

Maveli Nadu Vaneedum Kalam
Manusharellarum onnu pole..

Vaninnevam asuya valarthi
Vazka maveli mangalamoorthy..

Long live Maveli, provider of peace and prosperity, inciting jealousy in the heavenly beings!

When Maveli, our King, rules the land,
All the peoples form one casteless race.

And people live joyful and merry;
They are free from all harm.

There is neither theft nor deceit,
And no one is false in speech either.

Measures and weights are right;
No one cheats or wrongs the neighbor.

When Maveli, our King, rules the land,
All the peoples form one casteless race.'

Thumbi Thullal Song

Onnam thumbiyum oru pattam makkalum
koode para para thumbi thullu...
thumbi erumballa, chemballa, odalla...
thumbicku orumani ponmaala..

Entha thumbi... thullathe.. poovu poranjo, pookudam poranjo ?
entha thumbi thullathe ?

randam thumbiyum oru pattam makkalum...