On the day of Utradam, ninth day since the beginning of the festival, houses are well cleaned and decorated and gala feasts are arranged. Then the images of deities and cones made up of sticky clay painted red are placed there. They are known as Trikkakara Appan . These images are adorned with lines tastefully drawn with rice flour mixed with water and then they are worshipped. After the puja , the male members raise loud rhythmic shouts of joy known as Aarppu Vilikkukal .
The next day is the main day of Onam where new clothes are given as presents followed by a grand feast. On the ninth day, tenants of the family, dependents and hangers-on present the fruits of their labour, such as vegetables and coconut oil to Karanavar , the eldest member of the Tarawad in a ritual called Onakazhcha . In return, they are treated with a sumptuous feast on the main day of Onam. It is also customary for the village artisans to present the Karanavar of each Nayar Tarawad, a specimen of his handiwork in return of the presents of cloth or rice
Onam (Kerala) Festivals Video
Dancing in Onam Festival
ओणम की परंपरा और रस्म रिवाज़ हिंदी में समझिये, क्लिक करें