Happy Onam to All Mylotters

Onasadya (feast) - Onam feast is the most important one in this festival
@Sreekala (32820)
India
August 31, 2009 4:25am CST
Hi mylotters,Onam is celebrating this year from 1st September – 4th September this year. Here I would like to extend my Onam wishes to all members in mylot, especially those who are celebrating Onam festival. I think in mylot many are aware about Onam festival which is celebrated in Kerala state (South India) so I am not explaining about the same. The festival is the biggest festival of the state. The festival is celebrating by all people and there is no caste, religion difference for celebrating this and that is the specialty too. This festival shows the brotherhood, religious tolerance, etc. If anybody has any doubts about this festival I will reply to them individually. HAPPY ONAM TO ALL
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• United States
31 Aug 09
Happy Onam to you - and thank you for educating me a little today, this is not something I knew anything about!
@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi English TeaDuck, Thank you very much for your wishes. Please check the link and you will understand more about our festival. http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-onam.htm Have a nice time to you.
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
1 Sep 09
Hi Sree Hope you must be doing Well Happy Onam to U as well and enjoy this festival to its fullest but hey, dont forget to save on serving of Ons Sadhya for me. i have not tasted it yet but look yuummy. Take care
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi Cupid, You are welcome to my home tomorrow for lunch. Everything will be ready at noon. Thank you very much for your nice wishes. I think you are also on festival mood and on fast. Greetings to you. Have a nice time.
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
2 Sep 09
thanks sreee i really appreciate your invitation, but u know as i am fasting so can join on lunch. may be some other day Best Regards Zass
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
8 Sep 09
But you can eat at night, isn't it. Its ok, I am happy with your reply.
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
7 Sep 09
Thanks a lot for your wishes! I did not get notification of this discussions of yours and you know I heavily rely on notifications. Hope you would have enjoyed your festival.
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
8 Sep 09
Hi deepak, Its ok, we had a wonderful time. Thank a lot for your reply.
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
8 Sep 09
what did you do on that day!
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
8 Sep 09
Hi deepak, Made different types of dishes (including sweet dishes) and had lunch together in banana leaf. Made calls to both homes and also talked to close relatives, friends etc. Due to rain there was no outing but there was interesting progamms in TV. This is the brief explanation for your question.
@mayka123 (14185)
• India
1 Sep 09
Happy Onam to you my dear. Though I do not know much about this festival I have a few friends who celebrate Onam. I only know that you make a lot of goodies on this day. Hope you too are making some nice payasam and sending to all of us. I can always email you my address for you to deliver it at my place. No problem if it reaches me a little cold!!
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi dear, ha ha why not, I can send the payasam (sweet dish) but I don’t know in which condition it will reach you, then don't blame me. Better you come over here for lunch tomorrow. Thank you very much for the nice wishes. Happy Onam.
@mayka123 (14185)
• India
2 Sep 09
Sorry I could not make it to your place today. But when I do come to your city do not forget to make some nice yummy payasam for me even though it may not be a festival time.. Hope you are enjoying yourself today!
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
8 Sep 09
Why not dear, definitely I will prepare an Onam sadya for you. Please do inform me before starting your journey.
@taztheone (1725)
• India
31 Aug 09
Hey Onam is here & its really nice. Since I'm not staying with my family, I won't be able to have Sadhya with my family, even though I'll go to a beautiful restaurant here along with my freinds & girl friend Happy Onam
@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi taztheone, I am happy to know that you are also celebrating Onam and you are the first responder who is celebrating Onam. I have so many Kerala friends in my list but nobody around to respond and thank you very much for responding and adding me in your list. Have a nice time, enjoy with your friends.
• United States
2 Sep 09
Happpppy Onam to all the malayalis around ! Just eager to knw if there are any restaurants where i can hav a nadan sadya :)!!!In Atlanta !..
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
3 Sep 09
Hi Sanju, I am sorry I can't give any information because I am in Delhi. Happy Onam to you too. Have a great time.
@voldrox (7200)
• India
31 Aug 09
Hi Sreekala, i don't celebrate Onam but i am more than glad to extend my wishes for you and everybody out here... Happy Onam to all
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi voldrox, Thank you so much for your wishes. No problem if you are not celebrating Onam, you can visit our place and can have lunch with us. So please make sure to reach in time.
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi Sreekala, i would love to be there, my neighbours celebrate the festival and i have seen them make wonderful dishes on banana leaves, it looks so appetizing... I would simply love to come over to your place to enjoy them... thank you.:)
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
3 Sep 09
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@kiran8 (15317)
• Mangalore, India
24 Aug 10
I know this is an old discussion, but when I looked for onam in the search box I came upon this....Sreekala, it is nice reading your thoughts on the festival last year.the day is here again.yesterday was onam and I am sure that most people from Kerala, parts of tamil nadu and Karnataka have had a lovely festival celebration this year too - all the best and happy mylotting
@Sreekala (32820)
• India
25 Aug 10
Hi Kiran, Thank you so much for responding to this topic on the exact occasion of Onam. Today I am back after the Onam celebration and when I see the notification in inbox, it was a pleasant surprise for me. (I was away from office/internet for 3-4 days and I don’t know any people started a discussion on the same topic). I am so happy to get the reply from you on this special occasion and thank you so much again dear. Have an excellent day.
• India
11 Sep 09
You are right onam portends the months of joy and prosperity.But it is sad to know that gone are those days when kids gathered to collect flowers for the floral carpet or for the traditional onam games.Now everything has become mechanical,the joy of togetherness is lacking now.No one has time to celebrate onam in its letter and spirit in this fast world.We can buy everything from market readymade.Even we too had a fast and readymade onam feast this time.By the way how was your onam,it seems that you did enjoy and had a lot of celebration
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
14 Sep 09
Hi Cosmo, It seems the people from Kerala who reside out of the state are always trying their best to celebrate the Onam festival. In fact the celebrations are yet to over. We invited for the Onam feast on next Sunday by some organization. We celebrated Thiruvonam and made the dishes including ada pradhaman (a sweet dish). In my hubby’s home they are still making the flower motifs and following all the customs. Thanks for joining. Have a wonderful day.
@rajikoshy (741)
• India
9 Sep 09
its a festival of GODS OWN COUNTRY
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
9 Sep 09
Hi raji, Happy Onam to you, I know it is belated but you responded me now. Nice to see you, have a great day.
@suzzy3 (8349)
3 Sep 09
Happy Onam to you.I have never heard of this.It sounds lovely where everyone clebrates together ,family time and fun,what could be nicer.We could all do with a bit more religious tolorance in the world so I salute you.Have a great time.
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
4 Sep 09
Hi Suzzy, Thank you very much for your wishes. Today is the end of the celebrations and we celebrated it on September 2, which was the important day by taking one day leave (we are away from native) and prepared different dishes. Religious tolerance is the main attraction of Onam. Everybody celebrating the festival equally, making flower motifs in the yard, wearing new cloths, preparing variety of dishes and eating together, etc. Have a nice day dear.
@daliaj (5681)
• India
2 Sep 09
Thank you so much for the Onam wishes and I wish you the same. I started a similar discussion and found your discussion as soon as committed the key words. I am very sad that I couldn't get leave to go home to celebrate Onam. I sent wishes to all my friends this morning and came to office. I don't feel like working. I am plannign to take off of work and go to hostel.
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
3 Sep 09
Hi daliaj, I am sorry to know that you didn't get leave so could not join with your family on the occasion of Onam. I can understand the disappointments. For us it is not possible to visit Kerala at the time Onam because our elder son won't get holidays on that time so we celebrating here Thiruvonam only. Thank you very much for your wishes. Hope you can celebrate the next Onam with your dear ones.
• India
1 Sep 09
hi friend, happy onam to you.. i do not celebrate onam. but i have many malayali friends. i may celeberate ith them. happy onam to you. have a nice day!
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi crimemonitor, Thank you very much for your wishes. Happy Onam to you too. Enjoy with your friends. Have a nice time.
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• India
1 Sep 09
Thiruvonam Ashamsakal Sreekala... I am away from home this Onam and i was kinda homesick because of it. Nevertheless, your post here cheered me up. It reminded me that one doesnt have to be in Kerala to celebrate Onam..
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi Nisha, Same to you, thank you so much for your wishes. I am really happy to see you. Yes we can celebrate Onam even if we are away from home. I will be on leave tomorrow and today I am leaving early for making the preparations. See you again. A very Happy and Prosperous Onam.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
Hello Sreekala, Maybe I should say, Happy Onam to you too! I am sorry, I never heard of this festival. I am not sure whether it is celebrated in other parts of the world (if the person is originally from Kerala state) I hope you can explain a bit about the festival. Whatever it is, Happy Onam again!
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi gr8life, Happy to see you after a long time. I have seen that you started a new dicussion I will respond you later. Thank you very much for your wishes. Please check the link and you will understand more about our festival. http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-onam.htm The festival is celebrated by all people from Kerala state even if they are staying outside the state. We are also staying away then also we are celebrating it. Have a nice time. Take care.
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@kalav56 (11496)
• India
31 Aug 09
HEY Shree! A very happy Onam to you and your family.I do not celebrate Onam but I would love to hear from you how you celebrate this.Is this the festival related to Mahabali and Vamana Avataar?I have also heard of the Rangolis and the kadalai kozhambu and puttu[or is it jsut a Kerala dish? and not anything to do with Onam?].what are the special sweet dishes you are going to prepare?Are you talking a holiday or is it a declared one?[I forget]
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi dear, First of all many thanks for your nice wishes. Yes, you are right, the festival is related to Mahabali (the King who ruled earlier) and Vamana (incarnation of Lord Vishnu). Kadala and puttu is just a dish nothing related to Onam. We are preparing different kinds of dishes including sweet dishes. Banana leaf is using for eating food and all will sit together and eat food. Tomorrow is (September 2) is Thiruvonam which is the important day and I am taking leave on that day. There are no holidays here, because I am in Delhi. But in Kerala holidays are declared for four days. It is really fun in Kerala and we can't enjoy that much here and just for the sake of kids we are celebrating here. You please reach in time for lunch tomorrow at my home.
@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I wish you and your people a very happy holiday and wish that it could be that way all year! I have never understood the caste system and why it should be that way but I guess we in America had something similar up to a few decades ago, only it was based on color. I'm glad it's gone.
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi dear, Thank you very much for your nice wishes and kind words. Actually there are many festivals in Kerala but most of them are related to religion (some are celebrating by Hindu, some by Christian and some by Muslims) but Onam is celebrating by all the people means everybody enjoying and having fun. So this is the festival of religious tolerance, festival of virtue, festival of happiness etc. Have a nice time dear. I am inviting you for lunch tomorrow.
• India
31 Aug 09
happy onam to friend sreekala and all kerala peoples on mylot.
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hi Mahesh, Thank you so much for your wishes. Please come for the lunch tomorrow. Have a nice time.
• India
31 Aug 09
Hi my dear, So you will be cooking variety of foods. Isn't it? For me, The best part of onam ofcourse is 'SADHYA' yummy yummy payasam.. Its tough for me to define the taste of all those delicious foods. I had ate Onam foods in my neighbors home when i was 10 years old. wow.. how taste the foods are.. Still in my tongue. Now no neighbors. Nothing. So I must hear about Onam only from you! I read in a book recently that Onam message is strive to manifest, cultivate and express love, and suppress pride and egoism, so that you can win the grace of God. I wish you a Happy & Prosperous Onam. Have much fun. Have a wonderful time with your family in this Onam festival!
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
31 Aug 09
Hi dear Thank you so much for your wishes. You are welcome to the feast on 2nd September which is the important day and I will be on leave for celebrating the same. Definitely I will prepare different types of delicious items so don’t forget to reach in time. Have a nice time dear.
@webearn99 (1743)
• India
31 Aug 09
Dear Sreekala, Happy Onam to you too. May you celebrate your entire life as one big extended Onam with all kinds of dishes like Appam, puttu and other things. Bless you.
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
31 Aug 09
Hi webearn99, Thank you very much for your wishes. I think you are well aware about the dishes in Kerala. Yes the feast is the important one among the festival. Have a nice time.
@chaitra001 (3278)
• Bangalore, India
31 Aug 09
Hi Sreekala.. Happy Onam to you dear.. though we are not celebrating Onam here in Banglore.. I am aware of the festival from few of my friends who are from kerala.. Happy Onam once again..
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@Sreekala (32820)
• India
31 Aug 09
Hi Chaitra, Thanks for your wishes dear. I am so happy. Actually I am much busy with work today, but I wish to a happy Onam to all so I started this discussion (else there is not point to start this) but I noticed after posting there are so many mistakes. Sorry for that too. Have nice time.