Utharadam - First Onam

Today is uthradam, the first day of onam otherwise called "onnam onam". Uthradam day of chingam month is celebrated as first onam and thiruonam day of chingam month is second onam or "Thiruonam". Uthradam is the last day of shopping for onam. On the day of uthradam people used to buy as much as things they want to celebrate and enjoy "Thiruonam". Today keralites will be buying vegetables and groceries to prepare feast for thiruonam day. For every keralites like me, to have a traditionaly and homely made onam feast is a must on thiruonam day. So the shopping on uthradam day is "uthrada pachil" and the market on uthradam day is called "uthrada chantha".

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2 comments:

  Kalyan

August 25, 2007 at 11:46 PM

Loved reading about this festival Onam. Will definitely want to know more about it...

Wishing you a very Happy Onam!

  Arun

August 26, 2007 at 1:05 AM

Thanks kalyan for placing a comment on this blog. Onam is already on the doorsteps of kerala. wishing all a happy onam.