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1 Onam 2012 Rituals and Celebrations in Kerala(South India) with Pradeep Voyage

2 Onam is the most popular Hindu festivals of Kerala celebrated annually in the Malayalam month of Chingam (August – September). Onam Festival is celebrated for 10 days and to promote Onam internationally, the Kerala peoples celebrates the festival time as ‘Tourist Week’ in Kerala. The 2012 Kerala Onam festival begins with Athachamayam Festival in Tripunithura on 21st August 2012 and Thiruvonam festival is on 29th August 2012.

3 Rituals on Onam Utradam Onam Uthradam is celebrated one day prior to Thiruonam (Thiru Onam). It is the custom of the tenants and depends of Tarawads (or Taravad, which literally means ancient family houses) to give gifts such as vegetables, coconut oil and plantains to Karanavar, the eldest member of the family. The gifts from villagers to Karanavar on Onam are called Onakazhcha. The Karanavar in turn offers a treat to the villagers. Handicrafts are also offered to the Karanavar of Nayar Tarawads by the village artisans

4 Procession of Decorated Elephants during Onam Procession of decorated elephants during Onam festival is mainly held at Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala. The elephants are beautifully decorated and taken in procession around the streets. It offers a glorious sight to the viewers, with songs and dances.

5 Onam Celebrations in Cheruthuruthy, Kerala Cheruthuruthy, a small village in the north of Thrissur district, is famous for the Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kathakali Training Centre. Kathakali, the classical Dance-Drama of Kerala, is performed here by the finest artists of the state. Enactments from the scenes of epics and folk tales fascinate the audience.

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7 Wish you Happy Onam Festival By Siva (Operation - Manage ) and Surya Pradeep (Managing Director ) Pradeep Voyages Onam festival celebrate with Us visit : More Detail Contact : Surya Pradeep Mail Id: Mobile : /


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