Onam is one of the biggest festivals in South India. It is an annual harvest festival celebrated over 10 glorious days. A time of great joy, Onam is observed in the months of August-September and marked by prayer services, music, good food, dance, sports, Pookkalam (floral rangoli), and Vallamkali (boat races).
Onam is also celebrated in memory of the great and benevolent king Mahabali who ruled Kerala once upon a time. As legend goes, the mighty king was tricked and pushed down into hell by Vishnu, who had disguised himself as dwarf Vamana on behalf of the jealous gods who found themselves without purpose in a just and prosperous kingdom the king had created. But He was granted a wish to be allowed to visit his kingdom once every year.
People celebrate the homecoming of the great king by dressing up as the King, and walking down the streets, or visiting places amidst greetings and cheers by the local people and children.
With Onam right round the corner, it is time to celebrate with loved ones. And we all know Indian festivals are incomplete without sharing gifts with friends and family. Here's an assortment of Onam gifts for your near and dear ones.
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Happy Onam wishes custom engraved on a wooden poster. Send Onam wishes to loved ones with an artwork of Kathakali face custom engraved on wood. Instead of gifting your loved ones common Onam gifts like onakkodi (new clothes) and chocolates, gift them a customized Onam poster engraved on wood. This wooden poster can be used as home decor accessory. This poster will make a great wooden wall hanging for your home.
A wood engraved photo for your husband or wife will make a great personalized gift for Onam. Keep your Onam gift unique with engraved wooden frames customized with a photo and Onam wishes.Decorate the walls of your home with these exquisite wooden wall hangings.
Festivals are all about celebrating with friends and family. It is common for loved ones to pay a visit to relatives during Onam celebrations. Friends and family catch up with one another, enjoy a feast and exchange gifts.
The famous Onam Sadya or Onam Feast is served on a banana leaf and includes over 20-30 dishes. After the Sadya, sweets and chocolates are presented as Onam gifts.
Take your Onam gifts a notch higher by presenting sweets, dry fruits and chocolates on our wooden serving trays. Surprise your guests not just with sweets this Onam, but a decorative wooden tray along with it. These elegant wooden trays also make great return gifts for Onam.
Making Pookalam or floral rangolis are an integral part of the Onam festival. Pookalams are laid out at the doorstep as a sign of welcome to King Mahabali. On Onam, all the ladies dress up in a traditional Kasavu saree, classic white and gold fashion, and show off their creative skills in the form of elaborate Onam pookalam.
A speacial Onam gift would be a personalized wooden notebook engraved with a pookalam design and Onam wishes. This spiral bound notebook is the best Onam gift for friends and family. If you are organizing a Pookalam competition, this wooden diary can be gifted to the winner.
Set guests up for a visual treat with these unique decorative wall tiles. Customize the wooden letter blocks to form words of your own choice. Wish peace, love and success upon family and loved ones with these wooden crossword blocks. These scrabble art make the best home wall decor gift for Onam.
Festivals are incomplete without gifts for family and friends that are auspicious. This auspicious Om poster and Diya wall art add a religious touch to the occasion and are perfect for Onam festival. Ward off evil from your home and decorate it with these perfect wooden wall hanging. Looking for Onam gifts? These special festival gifts are surely going to remain unmatched for a long time to come.
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