Saturday, 11 October 2008

This past month...

This past month my husband and I had been busy. Setting up a new home at an entirely new place is rather tiring. Anyway we have settled down now and are getting to know this city.
What I missed was blogging since we did not have any internet connection till recently!
And yes, we celebrated Onam (the most-widely celebrated festival of Kerala).
Check out these pictures…

Legend has it that the great king Mahabali visits Kerala every year on this particular day. (Er..I did not make this grand feast- all the credit goes to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law!)

The traditional flower carpet "Pookkalam" which is set in front of every house is also an important part of the celebration. (A little short on flowers there, but we managed:-D. It was fun all the same.)

18 comments:

mendicellis said...

Hi, I'm emanuele mendicelli, your blog is very interesting.

where are u from ??

Novice Writer said...

Nice to meet you and thank you so much for visiting! I am from India. And you?

Vinay said...

nalla sadhyayum, pookalavum...!! ee blogil first time varunnu...enjoyed my first visit...!! :)

Umsy said...

Novice...How are you????? Soo happy to see yr comment in my blog...u back in the UK? or came back???
Also liked the new color combination of yr blog....

TC

Novice Writer said...

Thank you Vinay! How was your Onam? Hope you would enjoy this blog everytime you visit!:-)

I am fine Umsy:-) No, I am in India, won't be going back..Great to hear that you liked the new look!

Angel... said...

HAVE a belated Onam..

Novice Writer said...

Thank you Angel! We had a delightful Onam this year..

Swubird said...

Interesting post. I have never been to Malaysia but it seems like beautiful and peaceful where the people live a spiritual existence. I read your posts because they let me see what the world is like beyond the walls of my home. And through your words and pictures, I see beauty and peace.

Happy trails.

Angel... said...

Wow.. thats cool

Paul said...

Sounds like a great festival. Are there traditional foods to use in making the feast? Would love to hear in one of your posts about other aspects of the festival. Information for the uninitiated! 8~)

Novice Writer said...

Swubird, it is great to have you here..Er..we live in India, not Malayasia btw:-D It is a really great place with much importance to traditions and rituals..But I wonder whether people celebrate these festivals to the same extend as they used to...Everything is changing and I really hope people do not forget about it altogether...

Paul, yes there are many special dishes that are prepared for Onam..I will explain more in my next post:-) Hope you would enjoy it:-) Thanks for visiting:-)

Angel... said...

Happy Halloween

bindhiya said...

Dear Novice,
hope you having a great day..
Sweetie, I was been away so long. still i cannot say am back...life is changing a lot.. am expecting my second baby in december 3rd week.. so much for me without my family around..
I saw you celebrated onam. which city you in? we are in palakkad..
love to you and family.
bindi

Novice Writer said...

thank you angel..same to you!!:-)

Novice Writer said...

Hey Bindhiya, congratulations!!take care of yourself..Relax and everything will be fine..:-)

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God bless.

Swubird said...

Merry Christmas!

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