Onam - The Festival of Kerala


Coloring pages for Onam festival involve heritage of Kerala state and a variety of images made to show different rituals of the festival. Multiple colors can be used to fill each image. Provide printouts of these pictures and a handful of colors to your kids and ask them to color images and to feel beauty of this festival.

Onam is the state festival of Kerala in India. The festival is celebrated specially by Malayalees all over world with great enthusiasm. Onam festival falls on the Malayalam month of Chingam. This is a harvest festival. Onam marks thanks to god for his blessings with ripen crops in green fields of farmers and prosperity all over the state.

According to Hindu epics, during this period, legendary King Mahabali of Kerala, visits the state for knowing well-beings of his kingdom and people welcome their virtuous king. The festival is celebrated for ten days by a number of rituals such as Maveli Puja, Onathallu and OnaKazhcha. A number of games are also organized on this occasion and are participated by kids, men and women. Lip-smacking recipes prepared at home and people purchase new clothes on this occasion. Rangoli designs with colored rice paste and flowers 'pookkalam' made by women in front of the homes. Thousands of tourists visit Kerala from all-over the world to see rituals and sporting events specially snake boat race called 'Uthatasdhi Vallmkali'.


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