Onam Celebrations at Kozhikode, Aug 2021


Onam, an annual festival of Kerala, commemorating the blessing of Vamana Avatara on King Mahabali was celebrated at the Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Kozhikode from 19 to 23 August 2021. On 19 August, the doctors and paramedical staff of Vivekananda Polyclinic celebrated the joyous occasion making rangoli of flowers called pookkalam, having a dance called Onakkali, and participating in the traditional Onam feast called sadya. This particular feast had 18 items. On 21 August 2021, the day of Onam, the Sri Ramakrishna temple and the ashrama campus were decorated with pookkalam and there was a sadya of 32 items. On 23 August 2021, we interacted with young minds and arranged a small sadya with 10 items for them.


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