Thiruvonam: Spreading Lights of Happiness…

First of all, Wish you all a very Happy Onam again…. Onam is a festival of lights? Perplexed? I would say, Onam is a festival that spreads lights of Happiness. All through out 10 days of Onam, people, irrespective of color, religion, wealth, all try to be happy! I am not sure, is there any other … Continue reading Thiruvonam: Spreading Lights of Happiness…

Serenity of Onam & Bakrid…(Onam Day 10!)

Look at any pookkalam(floral decoration) for a while…you can feel the serenity of Onam. Onam days shower peace and happiness to the nature and minds. Every celebration is an occasion where we try to make others happy, along with that, we become happy(actually happier!). So, we can celebrate together only, not alone! Once we can cherish … Continue reading Serenity of Onam & Bakrid…(Onam Day 10!)

Leafy Beauty…(Onam Day 9)

Why do we celebrate Onam during Chingam (ചിങ്ങം)?  (Chingam is the first month of Malayalam Calendar or Kollavarsham.  It comes during August-September months.  Chingam 1 is considered as new year in Kerala.) It is believed that the King Mahabali visits Kerala every year to see his people.  It was like heaven and people were very happy when he ruled … Continue reading Leafy Beauty…(Onam Day 9)

Melody of Onam…(Onam Day 8)

Are you hearing the melody of Onam…? If you travel through Kerala these days, you should be able to hear…esp..tea shops in villages or junctions where pookkalams are there. There are so many sweet melodies on Onam in Malayalam. If you search in google/youtube for “Onam Songs”, you will realize that, Onam Songs are an integral part of Malayalam Music. Whoever lives … Continue reading Melody of Onam…(Onam Day 8)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Flowers… (Onam Day 7)

Flowers can twinkle?! The little cute flowers in Onam Pookkalams(floral decorations),  twinkle at us.  It spreads amazing energy of happiness to everyone around. There are many traditional games that are played during onam. Pulikali,  thalapanthu kali,  uriyadi… are some of them.  Every village has some special game which adds more entertainment and fun to Onam days.  Enjoyment and being happy … Continue reading Twinkle Twinkle Little Flowers… (Onam Day 7)

Harmony of Onam (Onam Day 6)

Harmony makes things more balanced and the best! Onam is a festival of harmony. For every malayali, irrespective of their religion, cast or color, Onam is close to their heart! It is like every flower and color adding to the harmony of the pookkalams (floral decorations) . It is very interesting to have Bakrid, the festival of … Continue reading Harmony of Onam (Onam Day 6)

Elegance of Onam (Onam Day 5)

Everyday pookkalam (floral decoration) adds to the elegance of Onam festival all throughout 10days from Atham to Thiruvonam. Onam is a story of truth,  kindness and commitment.  It reminds us that happiness is a result of selflessness. It unveiled through the story of King Mahabali. For me,  he is a superhero who amazed the world with his judicious and compassionate care to his countrymen.  He could … Continue reading Elegance of Onam (Onam Day 5)

ഓണം വരവായ്… (Onam Day 1)

ജന്മനാട്ടിൽ നിന്നും അകലെയെങ്കിലും, പതിവുപോലെ പൂക്കളം ഇടാൻ തുടങ്ങി. മുറ്റത്തെ പൂക്കളിൽ നിന്നും തുടങ്ങി…. ഓരോ പൂ വയ്കുമ്പോഴും ഓർമ്മകൾ പലതും പറഞ്ഞു കൊണ്ടിരുന്നു… ഓർമ്മകൾക്ക് നന്ദി…  പൂക്കൾക്കും!

Making someone smile…

You feel special when you make someone smile; you are happier than the other! I was browsing through my Reader in wordpress, also read and re-read some of the posts. Yeah, at times, your exploration takes you to new friends and their creations. I shared few likes, comments and replies as usual. After a day … Continue reading Making someone smile…

പൂക്കളും തുമ്പികളും…

പൂക്കളും തുമ്പികളും കളിപറയും ആരാമങ്ങൾ പുണ്യമായ് പിറക്കുന്ന ഗ്രാമമേ ഓണം വന്നു..(പൂക്കളും) ഓമനകുഞ്ഞേ നിൻ, കുഞ്ഞിളം കൈയിൽ കണ്ടൂ… ഓണത്തിൻമുത്തച്ഛനെ വരവേൽക്കാൻ തുമ്പപ്പൂക്കൾ…(ഓമനകുഞ്ഞേ)(പൂക്കളും തുമ്പികളും) പൂങ്കാറ്റുകൊണ്ടുവരും പൂവിളികൾ മുഴങ്ങുന്നു, പൂമ്പാറ്റ കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളെ, പൂക്കളങ്ങൾ തീർത്തിടൂ..(പൂങ്കാറ്റു) ഊഞ്ഞാലുവേണ്ടേ, തുമ്പി നിനക്കാടേണ്ടേ, ഓണത്തിൻ ശോഭയാകെ, വന്നെത്തീ ഹർഷമായി..(ഓണത്തിൻ) (പൂക്കളും തുമ്പികളും)                                 *** പണ്ടെന്നോ എഴുതിയ ഒരു ഓണപ്പാട്ട് … Continue reading പൂക്കളും തുമ്പികളും…