Time really flies by when you are on vacation, isn’t it? Summer holidays are coming to an end and everyone is back in work mode. Hope everyone enjoyed their break from school, college or work and got a chance to visit new places and people. Although vacation is over, there is always something else to look forward to and this time that’s our Onam celebration! Onam Festival is celebrated in the beginning of the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kolla Varsham) called Chingam. This month corresponds to August-September in Gregorian Calendar and Bhadrapada or Bhadon in Indian (Hindu) Calendar.
When is Thiru Onam?
Onam carnival continues for ten days, starting from the day of Atham and culminating on Thiru Onam. Atham and Thiru Onam are the most important days for Onam festivities. The day of Atham is decided by the position of stars. Onam festival commences from lunar asterism (a cluster of stars smaller than a constellation) Atham (Hastha) that appears ten days before asterism Onam or Thiru Onam. Atham is regarded as auspicious and holy day by people of Kerala. Thiru Onam corresponds to the Shravan day in the month of August or September, hence it is also called Sravanotsavam.
You can read more about this beautiful festival at http://www.onamfestival.org/when-is-onam.html
C.O.M.A Onam Celebrations for 2018 is on Saturday, September 8th.
Please see complete details and registration link at http://www.comaohio.org/index.php/2018/08/14/onam-2018/. Hope to see every one of you there! As usual, there will be delicious Ona Sadya and wonderful cultural events! Please reach out to EC if you would like to volunteer for the event.
We have received multiple entries for cultural programs from our talented community. We will try to accommodate as much programs as we can, and you will be contacted soon.
Here is a short teaser video: https:coma.onam.video