Best Onam Malayalam Songs: Onam is a harvest festival mostly popular in Kerala. It falls in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which in Gregorian calendar overlaps with August–September. It is a very popular festival in Kerala and is celebrated with huge dedication and holy spirit. The harvest festival in Kerala can be seen celebrating with boat races, tiger dances and so on. Onam is also considered as a New Year Day for Malayalis.
Onam is a major annual event for Malayali people in and outside Kerala. It marks the summer harvest and is celebrated with numerous festivities. It includes Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower arrangement), Onathappan (worship), Onam Kali, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal (women’s dance), Kummati kali (mask dance), Onathallu (martial arts), Onavillu (music), Kazhchakkula (plantain offerings), Onapottan (costumes), Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), and other celebrations.
Onam is the official state festival of Kerala with public holidays that start four days from Onam Eve (Uthradom). It is celebrated by Malayali diaspora around the world. Onam is an ancient Hindu festival of Kerala that celebrates rice harvest. The significance of the festival is in Hindu legends, of which two are more common. Those are Mahabali and Parashurama.
Best Malayali Onam Songs to Celebrate Festival:
3. Onam Vannallo Ponnonam:
4. Sravana Pulariyil:
5. Uthrada Poonilave:
6. Kuttanadan Padam:
Enthusiastic drummers play during Onam celebrations. Traditional drumming is an integral part of festivals in Kerala.
Decorative pookalams (floral carpets) are a highlight of Onam festival celebrations and the most prominent ritual. The creating of pookalams traditionally starts on Atham, and a new ring of flowers is added each day up until the main day of Onam. Contests for making the best pookalams are also held across Kerala during the festival.
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