ONAM 2012 IN PICTURES
Onam knows NO religion, language , caste, creed, sex, age, political leanings, financial status, or any other barriers. It is a unique festival-- the No 1 festival of Kerala-- at harvest time.
Above: This is the flower carpet ( pookalam ) in my home this year! This creation of fresh flowers is done by the whole family, and it indicates family dynamics.
Competitions are held all over Kerala--and the carpet could get so grand! It is a 10 day harvest festival-- nay-- carnival, with the grand finale on the last day Thiruonam.
Today is the day, we feast ( Onasadhya ) and wear new clothes. The green thing is a banana plant leaf.
If any Malayali does NOT know this poem, he is a pseudo Malayali. It praises Asura King Mahabali who ruled Kerala. The people adored him. The gods felt jealous.
Lord Vishnu came in Vamana ( midget brahmin ) avatar and drove him into the ground. He just asked for 3 paces of land. The king could give only two, and since he respected his grant, told Vishnu to place his last step on his head.
Lord Vishnu took on his mighty 4 armed form, and with two steps crossed over the cosmos.
The vamana midget brahmin boy became the huge hologram form of Vishnu..
He drove King Mahabali into the ground ( PATALA/ PERU ) with his third step.
Vamana avatar was the 5th avatar of Vishnu, after Narasimha and before Parashurama.
On Onam day we welcome King Mahabali, the flower carpet if for him to sit on-- every house has it. People visit temples .
All wear traditional dresses.
We have fun.
It is a time to dance and be merry, and reminisce.
People pray that such prosperity should come back-- yet the whole thing is more about GRATITUDE than greed.
We in Kerala are proud of our culture and heritage, the oldest culture on this planet-- the land of Ayurveda
-- and our beautiful fertile land, the most beautiful land on this planet.
This is who we are!
Below is Onam 2001 in my house -- how time flies !!
September 21, 2014 at 9:06 AM
Indeed, i read the above post and its exactly same. Sir, however one question - usually we offer water on shiva lingam (due to reasons explained in one of your earlier post), then at vatican and kabba, are they still continuing the same practice covertly ?... What happens if this is not continued or are there any other alternatives (may be a silly question).. I am still learning...
Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
September 21, 2014 at 9:57 AM
You will find millions of funda on the internet and Hindu literature – even by learned gurus like Vivekananda and hundreds of shankaracharyas..
NOBODY HAS UNDERSTOOD HINDUISM SINCE ADI SHANKARACHARYA OF 2000 BC—and few German Quantum physicists ( who all converted to Hinduism and got cremated. .)
Shiva Lingam contains the soul-seed ( DNA ) within which lies the essence of the entire cosmos.
Water holds memory.
Copper kalasha drips water right on top of the shiva lingam and this water bathes the lingam uniformly. In ancient days this water used to be LIVING ganges water.
The base has a run off for water – and this water is holy theertham . The white man called the Lingam as Shiva’s erect phallus and the run off base for water as YONI( vagina – note the extreme sarcasm ).
ALL LIFE ON THIS PLANET EARTH CAME FROM SHIVA LINGAM – A BLACK METRORITE STONE . WHEREVER WE FOUND SUCH A STONE, THE HINDUS MADE A TEMPLE OVER IT .
I have been telling this in my posts .
One day, three years ago NASA agreed with capt ajit vadakayil.
Punch into Google search-
You will find it on page one item one among 8 million posts—even ahead of NASA’s post on this subject .
If you cant see it by some quirk, enter-- NASA DNA METEORITE VADAKAYIL.
Theertham water holds memory .
The computers of the future ( maybe 200 years in future ) will NOT contain silicon chips.
They will hold water . In another 400 years I predict computers will be conscious and they can laugh at a joke or tell the moral of a story narrated to it .
Punch into Google search-
WATER VALLEY VADAKAYIL .
MILLIONS OF HINDUS WERE MADE SELF LOATHING BY THE STORY OF SHIVA’S PRICK DRIPPING SEMEN ALL AROUND THE PLACE , RIGHT?
We had INDOPHILE white men and women ( like Wendy Doniger ) interpreting Hindusim for us , right?—all wolves in sheep’s clothing !
TIME FOR THESE IMMORAL WHITE MEN TO EAT HUMBLE FU#KIN’ PIE !
IT IS THE INTERNET AGE—
IT IS PAYBACK TIME !
Capt ajit vadakayil
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL