Mumbai: Onam – the colorful festival of culture and tradition in Kerala – is fast approaching. The 10 day festival includes Sadhya, Thiruvathira Kali, Pookalam, Ona-thallu, Pulikali, Onavillu and welcome songs for King Mahabali. Highlighting sublime Onam activities such as Pookalam, Aromatic Onasadya, Spectacular Snake Boat Race and Alluring Kaikottikali Dance, News18 Kerala offers its viewers a special range of Onam programs that guarantee complete cultural extravaganza.
The programs scheduled for this beautiful festival by News18 Kerala will include folk rituals, music and dance performances, interviews and talk shows with celebrities such as P Jayachandran, Bhavana and prominent politicians VD Satheeshan, P Prasad and even more. There will also be a special segment on boat races, traditional outfits and unique Onam dishes, as well as a special film release about the festival.
Some of the important programs to look out for are: Onam with aattam, a special folk ritual program called Aattakkalasham which connects Onam and Pulikali, and is observed around Thrissur and Palakkad districts; Onam songs and discussion with singers from Trivandrum; Interview with actress Bhavana; Onam with actress Surabhi Lakshmi; Minister Veena George with Aranmula Kudumbasree; Special program on the Nehru Trophy Boat Race; Celebrity chef Suresh Pillai with movie stars; Onam capsules – 10 Payasam 10 days; Special coverage on Onattukara’s Onam celebrations; Release of the movie Onam