Saturday, 19 July 2014

Onam 2014 in Thripunithura

With the change of time, everything changes, but this historical town of Thripunithura still glorify the imprints of the royal
grandeur and erupted in joy during the Atham processions. Atham the 10 day Onam festival is celebrated with great fervor in Thripunithura in Ernakulam district.
 During this celebration, thousands throngs out to the street to bring alive the nostalgic memories of the past and to remember the legend of mahabali and the rule of Maharajas of erstwhile Kochi states. The week long Athaghosham is celebrate with great fervor and joy by locals.

In the Atham Nagar the festival starts with the ceremonial flag hoisting and lighting of lamp, followed by a colorful parade along the streets. The vibrant and colorful well organized parade is followed by caparisoned elephants and folk traditional and classical dance forms such as Theyyam, Kummatti Kali, Kolkali, Mayilattom, Pulikali, Kathakali, Atakavadi and many others. The theme has always been attractive among all but mythical stories and the legends are the crowd puller.

Apart from the grandeur celebration the Atham promotes the religious harmony and unity among the locals. Onam is no doubt the biggest festival in Kerala, celebrated every year with great fervor by everyone, irrespective of caste, creed and colour. It is the harvest festival and the state enjoys 4 days holiday from Onam Eve to 4th day Onam Day. Onam has always spread love and message of love and unity not just among the Malayalee people but for every people living on this beautiful planet.