Onam Wishes

Am working this Onam, and so no respite.  Hope to cook some Onam recipes tomorrow when iam home.  Will write in detail as to how my exploits in the kitchen went.  Wishing all of you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous Onam.

Pray that one day India will be ruled by a real leader like Mahabali (Maveli) who was so loved by his people that the Gods themselves felt jealous about him.  The popular Onam song (courtesy Wikipedia) in his praise goes something like this.

When Maveli, our King, ruled the land,
All the people had equality.
And people were joyful and merry;
They were all free from harm.
There was neither anxiety nor sickness,
Death of the children was never even heard of,
There were no lies,
There was neither theft nor deceit,
And no one was false in speech either.
Measures and weights were right;
No one cheated or wronged his neighbor.
When Maveli, our King, ruled the land,
All the people formed one casteless race.

More on Onam at Wikipedia

Pictures courtesy: Vgreets, Mangalorean

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12 thoughts on “Onam Wishes”

  1. @Ottayan, yup first onam after marriage.

    @Dinu, QI, Akhil, thank u 🙂

    @Chittaranjan, thank you. No Onam boat races in Singapuram, but there are boat races for some chinese festivals here (dragon boat races).

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