6 DAY: THRIKKETTA
After a brisk day, you can take a load off on Thrikketta as there is no particular activity for the day. However, the echoing celebration of Onam festival continues to go through the roof. It calls people back to their home who are staying away from their families.
Threketa is usually a day reserved for the family gathering. People meet their dear ones, relatives and friends, exchange the gifts and rejoice the day together. The innumerable lip-smacking dishes double up the delectation of festivity. The startling designs of Pookalam made with gentle flower petals increase the glory of Thrikketta to the extreme.
7 DAY: MOOLAM
By the 7th day, every nook and cranny of Kerala is tented with the resplendent colors of revelry. The state is decorated as a bride. Markets are crammed with the crowd and people find themselves jostling. Actually, this is the last day to buy anything if you had forgotten that on Chodhi. After this, the exhilaration of the Onam Festival will envelop everything under its cap.
The cultural events such as song & dance start being performed on several places from this day. People deck up their houses with vivid festoons. Furthermore, Pookalam in a new and eye-catching design completes the grandeur of 7th day. The Onam festival celebration comes in its full swing with this day.
Let your hair down and imbibe the fervor of festivities. To make your day full of enthusiasm, head over to Cheruthuruthy where people enact the real scenes from legendary epics and fairytales. Believe us! It’s a breath-taking event.
8 DAY: POORADAM
The 8th day of Onam festival is known as ‘Pooradam’ which holds an important significance in this grand festival. On this big day, a clay statue of king Mahabali or Vaman in pyramid shape is installed in every house. From this day onwards, this beautiful statue is called Onathappan.
People put the statue in the center of Pookalam and further decorate it. In fact, Onam festival decoration comes at full throttle with this day. Like every day, the size of Pookalam gets bigger and intricate. By this time, people are full of life and all set to greet the big day.
You too charge your batteries because the next two days are going to be frolicsome.
9 DAY: UTHRADAM
The Onam eve is already here. Now, you’re going to witness the sublime splendor of Onam festival at Kerala. People put the finishing touch to the decoration and the grand carnival is arranged. The clay-made additional statues are taken around the houses. People adorn them and worship as per the rituals.
Following that, the entire family dines out together. According to the legend, this is the day when king Mahabali arrives in his erstwhile kingdom. On Uthradam, as long as your eyes will reach, you’ll see only and the only jubilation. This is the day when people throw themselves completely into Onam festival.
Don’t be surprised if you see the garnished swings slung on the tree branches because it is pretty common during Onam Festival.