Kerala, a captivating state nestled in the southern part of India, is renowned for its natural beauty, tranquil backwaters, and vibrant cultural heritage. The auspicious occasion of Onam, which falls during the month of August or September, presents a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in the unique charm of Kerala. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best places to visit in Kerala during the vibrant Onam festival, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of this enchanting state.
The grand and awe-inspiring Onam festival gives tons of reasons to visit God’s Own Country, Kerala. It’s the most colourful, jolly, hustling-bustling magical time of the year when the entire state comes alive with gorgeous Pookalams, lively songs, graceful Thiruvathirakali, electrifying boat races, vibrant Pulikali, and spectacular cultural programs. Let’s take a quick look at the Best Places to Celebrate Onam Festival in Kerala:
A thanksgiving ceremony to the bountiful grace of the mother nature to mankind. Scientifically, Adi Perukku signifies the onset of monsoon season in Tamil Nadu. The water resources most essential for agriculture are worshipped throughout the state in a welcoming note. The ritual which falls on the 18th day of the Tamil month Aadi is also called as 𝐏𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐦 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐮𝐤𝐤𝐮 and is most prominently celebrated along the 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐚𝐮𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲.
Maha Shivaratri “the great night with Almighty” is one of the holiest days of the Hindu calendar. The fourteenth day of every lunar month is known to be Shivaratri. Among all the twelve Shivarathiris that occur in a year, Mahashivaratri, which falls in February-March is greatly revered and is loaded with high spiritual significance.
Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is the first of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desams to be renamed as Puloga Vaikundam. With a total of 7 prakaras, the temple is spread over an area of 150 acres with 54 sub-shrines. This year the world-famous Vaikunda Ekadasi festival held here in the Tamil month of Margazhi which usually falls in the month of December – January, has been started in a great manner without a large number of devotees.
Karthigai Deepam is one of the most important festivals in the state of Tamilnadu and other parts of South India which is observed on the day of Karthigai Pournami when Karthigai Nakshatra prevails.
Observed exclusively by the women folks, Attukal Pongala is the world-famous ritualist annual festival celebrated at the famous Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Trivandrum district of Kerala. Miss-not the world-renowned ritualistic festival, Attukal Pongala on your visit to Kerala this March and seek the blessings of Goddess Attukalamma. The annual Attukal Pongala Festival will be held on March 9th, 2020 this year.
Begins on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivarathri, the spectacular Natyanjali Dance Festival is remarkable for its serenity and uniqueness of the devotion of the dancers dedicating their ‘Dance’ (Natya) as ‘Offering’ (Anjali) to the Lord of Dance, Lord Nataraja. This year the Natyanjali Dance Festival will be held from 19th February 2020 to 23rd February 2020 at the famous Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram.
Maha Shivratri Festival is of great significance for the worshippers of Lord Shiva. It is widely celebrated all across India and Nepal. South India which is home to a countless number of Shiva Temples celebrates Maha Shivratri Festival with extreme enthusiasm and great religious fervor. The Shiva Temples in South India are beautifully decorated with lights and flowers during Maha Shivratri and devotees from all over the world come to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva at these temples during the festival. This year Maha Sivaratri falls on February 21, 2020.
Thaipusam or Thaipoosam is one of the major festival mostly celebrated by the Tamil people on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February), usually coinciding with Pushya star, known as Poosam in Tamil. In this blog, you may get to know some of the rare and interesting facts about Thaipoosam, Lord Muruga, festival dates and some of the best places to visit during Thaipusam. So continue reading…