Onam

  • Kerala in festive mood for Onam 16-09-2013 02:00 PM

    Irrespective of caste or creed, thousands of people in Kerala on Monday celebrated Onam with the traditional "Onam sadhya", a rich and delicious platter of 26 food items. Thiru Onam, the most important day in the Onam week, was celebrated on Monday. However, the practise of making the traditional Onam...
  • Pranab Mukherjee greets people on Onam as families gear up to celebrate the festival 16-09-2013 08:24 AM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted people on the eve of the start of Onam festivities, and said the occasion, the harvest festival of Kerala, marks the joyous completion of human efforts. "On the festive occasion of Onam, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to fellow countrymen, especially...
  • Southern Railway announces 3 special trains to clear festival rush 24-08-2013 05:40 PM

    Southern Railway has announced three special trains between Chennai-Mangalore, Nagercoil-Velankanni and Chennai-Nagercoil to clear the rush of passengers during Onam and Velankanni festival seasons. Chennai Central-Mangalore Junction spuerfast special would leave Chennai on September 14 and 29 at 9 PM and reach Mangalore at 12.45 PM the following day respectively,...
  • Bodies of 4 INS Sindhurakshak sailors found, no hope of survivors 16-08-2013 08:41 PM

    Mumbai: Navy divers have recovered the bodies of four sailors from the mangled remains of INS Sindhurakshak which sank off the Mumbai coast following two massive explosions. The Navy says that there is no chance of any of the 18 sailors aboard to have survived the explosions in the subamarine....
  • Onam culminates with festivities across Kerala 10-09-2011 08:41 AM

    Aranmula: Onam culminated on Friday with festivities across Kerala. When Onam comes calling in Kerala, the noise shifts to the backwaters as God's own country becomes a venue for a number of hard-fought races. Aranmula, a little hamlet in central Kerala, is all set for water-filled action - as huge...
  • Ten-day Onam festival begins today 09-09-2011 08:15 AM

    The festival of plenty celebrates the annual visit of the noble demon king Mahabali from Pathalam (the underworld). ...
  • What 'Onam' festival is all about 08-09-2011 03:58 AM

    Onam is a festival that is celebrated in Kerala in the Malayalam month of Chingam every year. The festival celebrates the annual visit of the noble demon king Mahabali from Pathalam (the underworld). According to legend, the reign of King Mahabali was considered a golden era for Kerala. The people...
  • Balakarunyam, a unique Onam 08-09-2011 03:41 AM

    Tripunithura: When the entire state is gearing up for a grand Onam fest, a group of children from different orphanages celebrate the occasion at Balakarunyam, a unique get-together of nearly five hundred children from across the state. The celebrations started with the poovili by all the participants, headed by Thiyyadi...
  • Onam: Flowers of all hues arrive in heaps 08-09-2011 03:36 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tuesday saw the prices of flowers taking a big leap, thanks to Atham that falls on Wednesday. For ten days from now, you could spot atha pookalams all over the place, at every turning, every junction, in front of offices, schools and business houses. No wonder the price of...
  • 'Chandrayaan' to hit screens after Onam 08-09-2011 03:30 AM

    Kochi: The film 'Chandrayaan', based on India's first mission to the moon, will hit the theatres after Onam. The movie, directed by Santhosh George Kulangara, which was screened at Savitha theatre on Saturday, is possibly the first science fiction movie in Kerala. Mylswamy Annadurai, project director of Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan...
  • Onam procession to display over 100 floats 08-09-2011 03:19 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A review meeting of the Onam pageantry which will mark the end of Onam week celebrations in the capital city on September 13 was held on Saturday. The cultural procession would have over 100 floats. The meeting held at Guest House, Thycaud, was presided over by Tourism Minister AP...
  • Onam Fair rich in variety 08-09-2011 03:13 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Small is beautiful. The adage would hold true in the case of the Onam fair currently on at SMSM Institute. What makes this fair different is that it has packed in so much variety, that too in adequate amount only. The place is for all those shopaholics in the...
  • Onam fair to conclude on Saturday 08-09-2011 02:40 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: If ever you have thought that the jackfruit is just about fruit flakes, you ought to be terribly sorry about your misconception. The ongoing Onam market organised by Vanitha Vedi near the Secretariat has a woman from Pattom with her edible jackfruit item specially processed from the inedible portions...
  • SWR to run special trains for Onam 08-09-2011 02:36 AM

    Bangalore: South Western Railway will run the following Special Trains to clear extra rush in view of Onam festival - Train No 06537 Yeshvanthpur - Kochuveli Garib Rath Express Special will leave Yeshvanthpur at 16.45 hrs on September 6, 2011 and arrive at Kochuveli at 11.10 hrs the next day....
  • Onam: flower prices skyrocket 08-09-2011 02:28 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The floral carpets this Onam are most likely to be less colourful. With Onam at the doorstep, the prices of the flowers to deck up the festivities are already scorching. The flower prices in the market have been spiralling up at a swift rate even before the advent of...
  • Durbar hall ground renovation after Onam 08-09-2011 02:11 AM

    Kochi: The Durbar Hall Ground in the heart of the city will get a facelift soon. The works to renovate the ground will begin after Onam. Out of the Rs 1.35 crore that has been sanctioned for the work, Rs 68 lakh will be sanctioned next week. "The Durbar Hall...
  • A live Onam exhibition in Thiruvananthapuram 08-09-2011 01:55 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Birds, costly and colourful, have arrived in the city to spruce up this festive season. The exhibition pavilion of the Animal Husbandry Department alongside the Onam-Ramzan metro bazaar at Putharikandam ground is already drawing public in large numbers to the exotic birds and snowy white rabbits. The exhibition has...
  • Arjun Rampal’s dumb moment! 23-08-2010 03:02 PM

    Arjun Rampal made his ignorance very obvious on the social network twitter today. His tweet says, ‘Happy Onam to all, have been getting many messages, but pardon my ignorance. What is Onam?’ Whoa! Do you think this ignorance is pardonable? In case Arjun you haven’t gotten your answer yet, Onam...
  • Onam celebration kicks off in Kerala 23-08-2010 09:45 AM

    Every year Onam is celebrated to welcome the erstwhile king of Kerala Mahabali, who was banished from his kingdom by the Gods, because they got jealous of his generosity. ...
  • Secret Kitchen: best recipes this Onam 21-08-2010 05:21 PM

    On this week's episode, Bikramjit takes you to Kerala to get a taste of some of the finest dishes that would make your Onam truly memorable. ...
  • Watch: Tiger dance performed to bid farewell to Onam 06-09-2009 11:26 AM

    Pulikali or tiger dance is a 200-year-old tradition of Kerala. ...
  • Watch: Kerala celebrates the festival of Onam 02-09-2009 03:38 PM

    Come Onam and the sleepy city of Thiruvananthapuram springs to life.The streets are full and the city is colourfully lit up. Even people from other parts of kerala come here to be part of the carnival mood. ...
  • Onam ahead: Indulge your sweet tooth 01-09-2009 04:26 PM

    God's own country Kerala is all set for Onam festivities. ...
  • Kerala dons gear for rural games as Onam approaches 01-09-2009 12:10 AM

    With Thiru Onam just a day away, the state is bathed in Onam fever. ...
  • Virtually celebrate Onam, Ganeshotsav online 13-09-2008 12:54 AM

    New Delhi: Most people would celebrate the Ganesh festival with pomp and splendor, but for those who are far away from home, you can also celebrate it online. The temple just comes to you online. Snazzy screen savers, online aarti's, photo sharing www.Ganeshutsav.org has them all. ...
  • Capital brings God’s own country home 12-09-2008 03:48 PM

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