Onam 2020 Date, Onam 2020 Calendar, Thiruvonam Date

Onam 2020 Date, Thiruvonam Date

Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated mainly by the people of Kerala. Malayali festival Onam is celebrated by native speakers of Malayalam. Onam is celebrated in Chingam month on Malayalam Solar Calendar. Chingam month is known as Simha month in other solar calendars and in Tamil Calendar it is known as Avani month. In the month of Chingam when Nakshatra Thiruvonam prevails during Madhyahna part of the day, that day is considered for Onam celebrations. Thiruvonam Nakshatra is known as Shravana in other Hindu Calendars.

The festival honours the appearance of Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the home coming of the legendary King Mahabali. Onam celebrates the Asura King Mahabali's annual visit from Patala Lok, the lok that is considered to be under Earth. It is believed that Asura King Mahabali visits every Malayali home to meet people on Thiruvonam day. Onam celebrations start on Atham day (the day when Atham Nakshatra prevails) and continue for 10 days till Thiruvonam day. Atham Nakshatra is known as Hasta Nakshatra in other Hindu Calendars. The first day of Onam is popularly known as Atthachamayam day. Post Thiruvonam day, Onam celebrations continue for another two days which means Onam is a twelve days long festival.Onam state holidays start one day before and end after two days of main Thiruvonam day. The holidays are named first Onam, second Onam, third Onam and fourth Onam where the second Onam is the most important day of four days holidays.

Onam Festival Dates

Onam 2020 Date - 31st August, Monday

Onam 2020 Calendar

Here you can find Onam 2020 Calendar:

Onam Day 1  22nd August 2020 Atthachamayam, Athapoo Pookalam
Onam Day 2 23rd August 2020 Chithira Day
Onam Day 3 24th August 2020 Chodhi Day
Onam Day 4 25th August 2020 Vishakham Day
Onam Day 5 26th August 2020 Anizham Day, Vallam Kali
Onam Day 6 27th August 2020 Thriketa Day
Onam Day 7 28th August 2020 Moolam Day, Onam Sadya Puli Kali, Kaikotti Kali
Onam Day 8 29th August 2020 Pooradam Day, Onathappan
Onam Day 9 30th August 2020 Uthradom Day, First Onam Uthradappachil
Onam Day 10 31st August 2020 Thiruvonam Day, Second Onam Thiru-Onam, Onam
Onam Day 11 1st September 2020 Avvittom Day, Third Onam Thrissur Pulikali
Onam Day 12 2nd September 2020 Chatayam Day, Fourth Onam

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