Onam is one of the major festivals celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by the Hindus in Kerala. The harvest festival begins the Malayalam New Year, known as Kolla Varsham. Onam is celebrated on the day of Thiruvonam nakshatram (Shravana asterism) in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which falls in August or September in the Gregorian calendar. This year, Onam 2023 will be celebrated on August 29. Moreover, the festivities of Onam 2023 will begin on August 20 and will continue for ten days. List of Mouthwatering Food Items For the Traditional Feast To Celebrate Kerala Harvest Festival.
On the day of Onam, Malayalis worldwide celebrate the return of the legendary King Mahabali by organizing a grand feast, also known as Onam Sadhya. Per tradition, over two dozen vegetarian dishes are prepared for this great feast and served on banana leaves. For the great dinner- Onam Sadhya, preparations usually start a few days in advance. Sadya is a spread of curries, fried vegetables, fried snacks, pickles, and sweets served alongside red rice on a banana leaf. Here’s a list of Onam Sadhya dishes and their recipes to celebrate Onam Sadya 2023.
Although Onam is a significant festival for Malayali Hindus, everyone across Kerala celebrates this festival. It is an excellent occasion for family and friends to get together, indulge in traditional games and music, and enjoy the grand feast, the ‘Onasadya’.
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