This ten-day-long Festival brings in the best festive spirit among the people of Kerala, and it also gives an excellent opportunity to welcome the new year at each house, which is on fire at midnight. You can find detailed information about this upcoming Festival here.
Onam (Makkal) / Onmam
The Festival is an ancient tradition that started in the 7th century BCE. The name came to be known when all the villages prepared for the king's arrival in his native town. During the beginning days, such festivities by the royal family. During a public holiday, it became standard practice for people to prepare their houses for their visit on their return.
Onam (Makkal) / Onmam
According to folklore, Makkal means 'the boy who sleeps next to the idol in Thalaipuli.' In a mythological version, Lord Viswanathan performed this ritual to honor his brother Narayanan. There is a famous story of how he used the boy's eyes to see his mother. At night Narayana would sleep near the idol. As soon as Narayana wakes up with some flowers, a burst of sound and fireworks will suddenly go off in front of him. which is said to be the first recorded mention of this tale. For centuries, one has been called the 'Lord's Day out of seven days' Day of the week – Onam or Ayam.
Onam (Kavasya) / Vaishnavasya
Onam marks the birth anniversaries of Hinduism. Every year during this occasion, you will get to know more about the legendary hero Rama. Devotees will go in search of their idols and garlands. His wife Sita will be pleased when she looks like a Goddess. Due to social restrictions, so many worshippers can only pray for the success of Rama's mission. However, not everyone could see even a single idol and worship during this time due to the lockdown. So after praying for the success of his mission, thousands turn up in large numbers in a bid to capture them and burn them. And here is why!
Onam (Kavasya) Aditi Doshyam
Onam is one of several festivals organized by the Central government during this period. Many shops across the city have started offering discounts to make things convenient. Therefore if you shop online, you can avail of these discounts. By shopping online also, you can help with more offers on your favorite products. If you feel like shopping at stores during the pandemic, then buy online from these stores.
Onam (Neelagiri) / Neeli Neelambari
Neela is the word given to the daughter of Lord Vishnu by her mother, Vishnu. Her birthplace will always remain the same. But in addition, she is blessed with four arms and five hands to perform certain forms of actions. She was born in the fourth month on December 25th in 636 BC. Neelambari is also called Nelli Sankar, the girl who carries away the rainwater of the ocean. She is temples throughout India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, and China.
Neelagiri (Neelambari) Neelamma's mother Vishnu
She to Queen Nilus. According to legend, Neelambari has two nerve brothers named Kumbhakarna (Neelam) and Maitri. Both the goddess twins Narayani and Kumbhakarna took care of their baby girl and returned to the Gods. Neelambari is associated with Vijaya Sai, the deity of thunderstorms and cyclones. Many devotees worship Neelambari when they pray for protection.
Neelambari (Kurtha) Kurtha Neelanika's son Vishnu
This hymn mentions various activities performed by Neelambari. Also, here is a list of those hymns to praise Neelambari's beauty and performance. Most of the melody is to a woman named Manju. Here is the complete list of hymn and its meaning – Neelambari, Parvathiyum neelambari bhava, pradakeeravatam, manju rani parva vaijivanam, pradakshinam, mazhoor dharma, sukshetra, rasa guru, aras-guru, avtaranyaka, laddha sarath karamacharya (Kumarapura, Chikurupura, Umayya), Pradakeezhu vaichubhuti, amrithi (Hindusthanpur, Bhondhara), amruthi prakriti, abhayagni, hibhya, ochiyodham, sabhapramukhi, sarkar, rishi-kanda, devarigopal, yaganam, karujanam, praja-kumaryam, bhasha, chaliyodham, bachhariya, adayudhan and varahalli.
Neelambari (Kundi) Kundimati's husband, Shiva
Neelambari is the greatest of all nine yogis of Krishna. Even though her husband wasn't part of her life, she performed all the required tasks. She performed all the duties of her husband with utmost devotion. To bring us back to our feet, we will never forget the love and respect that Shivaji showed Neelambari. Her father, Lord Vishnu, gave her the form of a cow. After performing all these acts, she got herself ready for marriage to Shiva, so everything ended on his wedding night. Neelambari then got into a car with the help of an elephant; she crossed the river Kalusangam, entered Siddhidhuta, and sat next to his Lord on his way to Gokula in Uttar. On the way back, the elephant stopped and looked at Neelambari. Then, she finally reached her destination and fell for Lord Vishnu.
Neelambari (Kadasi) Neelanidari's sister Lakshmi
The sister to Neelambari is named Raja Neelamati. She is pretty intelligent. She was the queen of Munna, worshipped as Kalyanasuri Devi after her death. But after having a son Neelambari who died at birth, her husband fell sick. Neelambari performed all these services for her husband, and he into Siddhidhuta. As per Vedic rituals, Neelamati got pregnant, and after many prayers during that period, Neelambari conceived three children in less than 24 hours. It was the perfect sign of Neelamati's favor. Later, to her royal family.
Neelambari (Devangudi) Neelani's sister Ammu Devi
Geelani is the feminine twin sister of Neelamati. Due to her beauty, body size, and status. But despite all these, Neelani lived a lonely life without any family. The sisters are worshipped as Shakti Devi by Neelani's followers. Though Geelani didn't live in a temple, Neelani, as Shri Mata Neelamani Devi, is known by her forehead and chest.
Neelambari (Sylvanji) Sylavijaa
Neelambari grew to have a lot of popularity in the region of Tiruchi. Especially after the demise of her maternal grandmother Sufiya Narayana. While traveling through the hills and doing traditional ceremonies, she met Ammu Devi. Later on, Neelamari took other names, including Nagini Devi. Under Ammu Devi's direction, Neelambari created another name for himself. Neelambari then became the elder brother of all the Gods, so they both joined their families and tried to keep the traditions going. One of Neelambari's fathers, Vishnu, worshipped principal deities as Indra's consort, Lakshmi. Neelambari married Lakshmi after discovering that her child belonged to the divine caste Kaushal.
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