Malayalam Festivals | List of Important Malayalam Festivals
List of Malayalam Festivals
- Onam - Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the people of Kerala. Onam is Malayali festival which is celebrated by native speakers of Malayalam.
- Vishu Kani - Mesha Sankranthi is celebrated as Vishu in the Indian state of Kerala. Vishu is not traditionally celebrated as New Year in the Malayalam Calendar.
- Ashtami Rohini - In Kerala Ashtami Rohini, also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti, is celebrated as birthday of Lord Krishna.
- Malayalam New Year - The first day of Chingam month in Malayalam calendar is observed as Malayalam New Year.
- Mandala Pooja - Mandala Pooja is the last day of 41 days long austerity observed by devotees of Lord Ayyappa.
- Vinayaka Chaturthi - In Kerala Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated in Chingam Masam during Shukla Paksha Chaturthi and might fall in Shravana month.
- Vidyarambham - On the next day of Saraswati Puja children between the age of 4 and 5 go through Vidyarambham ceremony.
- Attukal Pongala - Attukal Pongala is a famous Malayalam festival celebrated annually at Attukal Bhagavathy temple.
- Thrissur Pooram - Thrissur Pooram is a Malayalam festival celebrated annually at Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur.
- Makaravilakku - Makaravilakku is one of the most important festivals at Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.
- Mandalakala Begins - The 40 days long austerity period of Mandala Pooja, for Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, begins from the first day of Vrishchikam Masam.
- Guruvayur Ekadasi - Vrishchikam Shukla Paksha Ekadasi is known as Guruvayur Ekadasi. This Ekadasi is observed at the famous Shri Krishna Temple at Guruvayur in Kerala.