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Onam Atham 2021: Onam celebrated by the people of Kerala is one of the most popular festivals of the state. It is celebrated every year between August and September. It is also known as Thiru-Onam or Thiruvonam (Thiru-Onam or Thiruvonam, Onam). This year this festival is falling on 21st August. This festival has started from 12th August and will continue till 23rd September.
Why Onam is celebrated: Onam Festival 2021
The story of the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu is told in this festival. It is believed that once a year, King Bali from Hades comes to the earth to meet his subjects. On this day he is welcomed with the worship of Vamana avatar and King Bali, in whose happiness this festival is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. At the same time, this festival has also had a deep connection with agriculture. On this day, farmers also celebrate in the joy of growing a new crop.
Let us tell you, in the Onam festival, ten different forms of God are worshiped for 10 days and the festival is celebrated, but the most special is the tenth day festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This worship is celebrated in these 10 ways. Is-
1. Atham 2. Chithira 3. Chodhi 4. Visakam 5. Anijam 6. Thriketa 7. Moolam 8. Pooradam 9. Uthiradam 10. Thiruvonam.
Each day of Onam has its own name, significance and activities, which people do to enjoy this festival. There are also some celebrations after Onam which continue even after ten days.