Onam 2022



Onam Date and Muhurat 2022

Onam 2022

8thSeptember

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins = 16:00 on 7/Sep/2022

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends = 13:45 on 8/Sep/2022

Onam 2023

29thAugust

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins = 02:42 on 29/Aug/2023

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends = 23:49 on 29/Aug/2023

Onam 2024

15thSeptember

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins = 20:32 on 14/Sep/2024

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends = 18:48 on 15/Sep/2024

Onam 2025

5thSeptember

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins = 23:43 on 4/Sep/2025

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends = 23:38 on 5/Sep/2025

Onam 2026

26thAugust

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins = 22:50 on 25/Aug/2026

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends = 00:47 on 27/Aug/2026

Onam 2027

12thSeptember

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Begins = 02:58 on 12/Sep/2027

Thiruvonam Nakshathram Ends = 06:04 on 13/Sep/2027

Onam-2028
01 September
Onam Festival Date - Friday, 01 September 2028
Thiruonam Nakshatra Starts From 01:23 (01 Sep 2028)
Thiruonam Nakshatra Ends - Till 04:03 Am (02 September 2028)

Onam 2029
22 August
Onam Festival Date - Wednesday, 22 August 2029
Thiruonam Nakshatra Starts - 04:51 Am (22 August 2029)
Thiruonam Nakshatra Ends - Till 05:39 Am (23 August 2029)

Onam 2030
09 September
Onam Festival Date - Monday, 09 September 2030
Thiruonam Nakshatra Starts - From 07:58 Pm (08 September 2030)
Thiruonam Nakshatra Ends - Till 07:00 Pm (09 September 2030)

Onam 2031
30 August
Onam Festival Date - Saturday, 30 August 2031
Thiruonam Nakshatra Starts - From 07:18 Am (30 August 2031)
Thiruonam Nakshatra Ends - Till 04:43 Am (31st August 2031)

Onam 2032
20 August
Onam Festival Date - Friday, 20 August 2032
Thiruonam Nakshatra Starts From 05:07 (August 19, 2032)
Thiruonam Nakshatra Ends - Till 02:09 (August 20, 2032) In The Afternoon

Onam 2022 is celebrated in accordance with the dates of the Malayalam calendar. This festival occurs on the Shravana asterism, which is the day of Thiruvonam Nakshatram in the month of Chingam. According to the Gregorian calendar, however, this festival will fall on the 30th of August, this year.

All About the Onam Festival:

Onam is celebrated across a period of 10 days in the state of Kerala, and it marks the return of King Mahabali every year. Apart from this, the festival also commemorates the incarnation of Lord Vishnu that came to be known as Vaman Avatar. The festival is celebrated annually, and this year, it will befall on August 30th, which is also known as Thiruvonam. According to the ancient traditions, the adage of “Atham 10 Onam” is very popular as this festival begins from Atham Nakshatra or Hasta Nakshatra, and the final day of the festival ends on Thiruvonam Nakshatram or Shravana Nakshatra. It is an extremely revered festival of the Hindus and is celebrated amidst great pomp and splendor in Kerala. This festival of 10 days aptly depicts the festive spirit of the people of Kerala as they spend the day with enthusiasm and splendor.

Significance of Onam Festival:

King Mahabali was a demon king. However, despite coming from the asura clan, he was a benevolent and kind king. Prosperity and abundance reigned supreme under his rule. It was for this reason precisely that his reign is often regarded as the golden rule in the state of Kerala. As a consequence, his homecoming every year is an occasion of celebration across Kerala. 

This festival is also celebrated as a harvest festival in India. Rice being the primary crop cultivated in Kerala, this festival celebrates the first harvest of rice each year.

Onam Festival Rituals:

The festivities associated with this day are traditionally centered around nature and its many blessings to us in our everyday life. Here are some of the prominent rituals of this festival:

  • This festival is perhaps one of the most sacred festivals celebrated in South India. The day is marked by many beautiful and spell-binding rangolis that are made using flowers arranged in intricate patterns. This is known as Pookalam in the local language. These rangolis are designed with creativity within the courtyard of people’s homes.
  • Lamp or diyas are lighted all around the house to welcome King Mahabali into the house by the worshippers.
  • After the devotees have made the rangolis, all the men and women of the house gather around it and sing and dance with fervor and zeal.
  • The primary kind of Pookalam is small in size on the first day of the festival. However, with each passing day, an extra layer of flower petals is added to the rangoli, increasing the layers day by day during the festival.
  • This process of adding a circle to the Pookalam is continued up until the last day or the tenth day of the festival.
  • People gift each other new clothes known as Onakkodi during this festival.

How is Onam 2022 celebrated?
This 10-day festival is celebrated with a lot of excitement, and each day marks a different activity that is organized to welcome the demon King Mahabali each year. Here is how Keralites celebrate this festival each year:

  • A grand feast known as Onam Sadhya is prepared on this occasion. Around eleven to thirteen delectable dishes are cooked for this feast by the womenfolk of the house. The following dishes are some of the popular dishes that are served on this festival on a banana leaf for all to savor-
  1. Manga curry
  2. Pulissery
  3. Ellisheri
  4. Olan 
  5. Inji Curry
  6. Chenna Mezhkkupurrati
  7. Parippu Curry
  8. Sambhar
  9. Pachadi
  10. Avial
  11. Rasam
  12. Neyy
  13. Thoran
  14. Inji Thayir
  15. Sharkara Varrati
  • Payasam is a sweet dish that is necessary during these festivities. It is made out of rice, coconut, sugar, and milk.
  • Snake boat races, also known as Vallamkali, are particularly associated with Onam dates and time. Hundreds of men get on these massive boats and compete for cash rewards.
  • Processions with decorated elephants are a prominent part of the festivities.
  • Idols of the Vaman avatar of Vishnu, also known as Thrikkakara appan, are brought and installed at home for worship.
  • Dance and music are the highlights of the celebrations during all ten days of the festival.
  • Classical dancers painted in black, and yellow, impersonating tigers performing Pulikali dance forms are common during these celebrations.

Astrological Significance of Onam Festival:

This festival is a harvest festival that falls each year in the months of August or September as per the Gregorian calendar. However, according to the Malayali calendar, this festival falls in the month of Chingam, that is, the twenty-second Nakshatra. The first day of the festival starts on the day of Atham and comes to a finale on the tenth day that is called Thiru Onam. Apart from this, Thiru Onam marks the beginning of the Malayali calendar, which is also called Kolla Varsham. 

Legend Associated with Onam:

As per the scriptures, and especially the Vaishnava mythology, Mahabali was a demon who came to power by defeating the Gods. He took over the reigns of the three worlds by his power and might. As his popularity grew, it irked the Gods, who then sought help from the preserver of the universe, Lord Vishnu, to defeat Mahabali in battle. Lord Vishnu did not want to fight the demon since Mahabali was a staunch devotee of Vishnu. However, the God agreed to help the devtas. 

Lord Vishnu incarnated himself as a dwarf Brahmin that later came to be known as the Vaman avatar among his Dasavatars. He visited Mahabali and asked him to fulfill three of his wishes, given that Mahabali was believed to be so generous. He tricked the king into granting his wish of a piece of land that measured only “three paces.” The dwarf Brahmin then grew in size, covering all that the Mahabali owned in “two paces.” Mahabali was a man of his words. With only one pace left, Mahabali offered his head since he no longer had anything to give other than himself.

Impressed by the devotion shown by Mahabali, Lord Vishnu granted him the boon to visit the Earth each year once, and it is this annual homecoming of the King that is celebrated with extravagance in the name of the Onam festival.

Since this day has such a huge significance, it is celebrated with a lot of vigor and excitement. People look forward to spending this day to welcome the harvest season with a smile on their faces! 
To know the auspicious muhurats related to this festival and to get expert advice, connect with the Astroyogi astrologers.
 

Consult our expert astrologers online to learn more about the festival and their rituals.

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