Wednesday, September 7, 2016
AIR Thrissur Onam Celebration 2016
Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in modern times. Kerala's rice harvest festival and the Festival of Rain Flowers, which fall on the month of Chingam, celebrates the Asura King Mahabali's annual visit from Patala Loka . Onam is unique since Mahabali (locally known as Maveli) has been revered by the people of Kerala. The King is so much attached to his kingdom that it is believed that he comes annually from the nether world to see his people living happily. It is in honour of King Mahabali that Onam is celebrated. The deity Vamana, also called Thrikkakarappan is also revered during this time by installing a clay figure next to the floral carpet (Pookalam) .Thiruonam day is the most important day of Onam. In Onam 2016, Thiruvonam date is 14 September.
Akashvani Thrissur celebrated this year onam on 7.9.2016. Sri N S Sanil Kumar (DE) inagurated the programmes. There were competitions in pookkalam, Musical chair,vadamvali, Lemon with spoon etc: and a grand Onasadya All staff participated in this programme with good spirit.
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