ONAM Festival

The composite and rich cultural heritage of India preserved in one splendid location with around 4.5 lakh population cannot be witnessed in any part of the country. This is notably visible only in this sacred land of mother Indian – the Andaman and Nicobar Islands aptly described as ‘Mini India’   Almost every festival of India is celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervor in thi....
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Onam by organizing cultural programmes and ‘Ona-Sadhya’ every year. This year too, the Kerala Samajam will be organizing various activities to mark the occasion. Grand lunch called ‘Sadhya’ on Thiruonam will be served at the Samajam premises in the afternoon. Traditional dances likes Thruvathirakal will form part of a cultural programme to be organized. Onam is one of the several festivals celebrated here in the Islands and an insight into its history will give an overview of the occasion. Onam is one of the most popular regional festivals of Kerala and is celebrated by all Keralites regardless of their caste or religion. People rejoice the return of King Mahabali, the kid demon king who once ruled the land. The festival is celebrated in Kerala every year for ten days which comes in the Malayalam month of Chingam (end of August and start of September). This festival is also a harvest festival. People decorate their homes with fresh flower mats known as ‘Pookalam’ to welcome King Mahabali.

There is a grand lunch called ‘Sadhya’ on the Thiruonam, the tenth day of Onam, which is considered very important and absolutely essential. These ten days are meant for feasting, indulging in boat racing, music and dancing to welcome their king. Delicious homely food served on banana leaves and the sweet payasam are the most common delicacies of Onam.

Organized By

Kerala Samajam in association with Tourism Department
President & General Secretary, Kerala Samajam
MP9P+P52, Phoenix Bay, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101

How to reach

The nearest airport is International Veer Savarkar Airport, Port Blair., which is 03 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Nil, which is 0 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Port Blair., which is 0KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Kerala Samajam, Port Blair
Date Time

8 Sep 2022 - 8 Sep 2022

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM




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