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Onam 2021 Date, Onam 2021 Calendar, Thiruvonam Date

Onam 2021 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.

The word ‘Onam’ or ‘Thiruvonam’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Shravanam.’ Thiruvonam is one among the 27 nakshatras or constellations. The passage of time made the word Shravanam becoming Onam in today's time. The word ‘Thiru’ means the places and activities associated with Lord Vishnu in South India. Thiruvonam is the Nakshatra of Lord Vishnu, who appeared as Vamana to push Mahabali into Pathalam.

Onam Festival Dates

Onam 2021 Date - 21st August, Saturday

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Onam 2021 Calendar

Here you can find Onam 2021 Calendar:

Onam Day 1 12th August 2021Atthachamayam, Athapoo Pookalam
Onam Day 213th August 2021Chithira Day
Onam Day 314th August 2021Chodhi Day
Onam Day 415th August 2021Vishakham Day
Onam Day 516th August 2021Anizham Day, Vallam Kali
Onam Day 617th August 2021Thriketa Day
Onam Day 718th August 2021Moolam Day, Onam Sadya Puli Kali, Kaikotti Kali
Onam Day 819th August 2021Pooradam Day, Onathappan
Onam Day 920th August 2021Uthradom Day, First Onam Uthradappachil
Onam Day 1021st August 2021Thiruvonam Day, Second Onam Thiru-Onam, Onam
Onam Day 1122nd August 2021Avvittom Day, Third Onam Thrissur Pulikali
Onam Day 1223rd August 2021Chatayam Day, Fourth Onam

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