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Happy Onam, wishes Bollywood!
Happy Onam, wishes Bollywood!

The festival of Onam falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) marking the commemoration of Vamana avatara of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali who Malayalees consider as their King. Our desi Bollywood celebrities believe in the essence of festivals. Therefore, many B-Town A-listers took to micro-blogging site Twitter and wished their fans and followers a happy Onam. Here, take a look at who said what:

Keralites celebrate Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety

Keralites across the state on Friday celebrated Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety.

'Onam Sadya' is the buzz in Kerala
'Onam Sadya' is the buzz in Kerala

For the next few days, the mouth-watering, vegetarian, 26-dish platter ‘Onam Sadya’ would be part of practically every Kerala household.

Lt Governor of Puducherry extends Onam greetings

Lt Governor of Puducherry Lt General (retired) AK Singh has extended his greetings and good wishes to people of Puducherry in connection with Onam festival.

Guidelines given to colleges for Onam celebrations: Chandy

 Taking a serious note of the death of a girl student at an engineering college campus during Onam festivities, Kerala government has decided to formulate strict conditions and guidelines for holding celebrations within educational institutions.

Feast inside operation theater: Doctor, nurse face action in Kerala

 Days after a controversy triggered regarding the alleged conduct of Onam 'sadya' (feast) in an operation theater at the government Medical College Hospital here a nurse has been transferred and a doctor slapped with showcause notice.

Onam celebrations to begin on August 25
Onam celebrations to begin on August 25

The week-long Onam celebrations in Kerala, that will witness a cultural extravaganza, will begin on August 25, a minister said here on Thursday.

Onam: Kerala gears its up for its harvest festival
Onam: Kerala gears its up for its harvest festival

Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam inaugurated on Wednesday the Tripunithura Atha Chamayem event that marks the beginning of Onam in the state.

Cultural celebration marking beginning of Onam held

'Athachamayam'--a colourful cultural celebration that marks the beginning of the 10 day Onam festival-- was held at nearby Tripunithura, capital of the erstwhile Royal kingdom of Kochi on Wednesday.

'Jail-made' shirts to hit Kerala market

A new brand of cost-effective readymade shirts, sewn exclusively by prisoners, will compete with leading brands in Kerala market during the coming Onam festival season.

Onam Special recipe: Banana chips
Onam Special recipe: Banana chips

Ingredients

6 Raw Bananas (peeled)

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

Oil for deep-frying

Salt to taste

Procedure:

Put the bananas in salted iced water.

Chop the bananas into thin slices in water and add turmeric.

Celebrations time for Mammootty
Celebrations time for Mammootty

 Mammootty has many reasons to celebrate his 63rd birthday Sunday. First, it coincides with Thiru Onam. Second, his films are doing a brisk business after a long time. And last but not the least - the Malayalam superstar has finally launched his charity project.

Keralities celebrate Onam
Keralities celebrate Onam

Keralities across the state on Sunday celebrated Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Bollywood celebs tweet `Happy Onam`
Bollywood celebs tweet `Happy Onam`

Onam is celebrated to mark the return of legendary King Mahabali to Kerala who was loved by his subjects for being a just and benevolent ruler.

The festival is celebrated by the people of Kerela with immense zeal and joy.

PM Narendra Modi greets Malayalis on Onam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted Malayalis on the occasion of Onam, the state festival of Kerala.

TN Guv, Jaya extend Onam greetings

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday extended their greetings to Malayalees living in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of Onam festival.