(The Gist of PIB) President’s Greetings on the eve of Onam

    (The Gist of PIB) President’s Greetings on the eve of Onam

President’s Greetings on the eve of Onam

  • The President of India Ram Nath Kovind greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Onam. 

Time and Duration: 

  • It is a harvest festival, celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar.
  • Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all.


  • According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. 
  • Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala.


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