Onam is the national festival of the state of Kerala in India. It’s an ancient festival of Kerala which is also known as the harvest festival of the state.

Onam festival falls during the months of August-September and is celebrated as the homecoming of sacred mythical Malayalee King Mahabali.

This post is dedicated to Onam sayings, quotes, wishes and SMS texts that you can use to with your near and dears on the occasion of Onam. You may also put them on your social status on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to spread your happiness and joy for the festival. Wishing you a happy Onam!

Onam Famous Quotes ans sayings

Lets start with the traditional song sung by Malyalees on the occasion of Onam:

Maveli nadu vaneedum kalam,
manusharellarum onnupole
amodhathode vasikkum kalam
kallavum illa chathiyumilla
ellolamilla polivachanam
kallapparayum cherunazhiyum
kallatharangal mattonnumilla
adhikal vyadhikalonnumilla
balamaranangal kelppanilla

The translation of the above song is: “When the King Maveli ruled the land, all the people were equal. And people were joyful and merry; they were all free from harm. There was neither anxiety nor sickness, deaths of children were unheard of, there were no lies, there was neither theft nor deceit. And no one was false in speech either.”

“Measures and weights were right; no one cheated or wronged his neighbor. When Maveli ruled the land, all the people formed one casteless races.”

Read on for more quotes and wish messages.

Onam Quotes

Celebrated for ten days in the month of Chingam (the first month as per the Malayalam calendar), Onam is an important festival for every Malayalee. It is the festival, which every Malayalam speaking person relates to him / her and his / her homeland – Kerala. The festival banishes all the barriers of castes and religion, because in the Empire of King Mahabali, people live in unison and in prosperity. It is said that truth is the only religion followed by people, who belong to the Empire of King Mahabali. Certain quotations remind us of the fact that Onam unites the people of Kerala. In the following lines, we have given popular Onam quotes.

Follow is the translation of above quote:

“When Maveli, our King, ruled the land,
All the people had equality.
And people were joyful and merry;
They were all free from harm.
There was neither anxiety nor sickness,
Death of the children was never even heard of,
There were no lies,
There was neither theft nor deceit,
And no one was false in speech either.
Measures and weights were right;
No one cheated or wronged his neighbor.
When Maveli, our King, ruled the land,
All the people formed one casteless race.”

“We celebrate Onam to commemorate a glorious past. All of us yearn for a time like that of King Mahabali, a time when prosperity, joy and love blended. But in order to realize this dream we need to put forward creative and sustained effort.”

In the evolutionary order of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, we find that Vamana is the first incarnation with a human body. By now, the animalistic features are discarded and Human Being is born. Here we have to note that Vamana is not born outside but in the mind of Rakshasa or Demon King Mahabali, who has changed his Rakshasa nature and sticks to truthfulness and charity. He rises prepared to sacrifice his everything. To Vamana he not only gave all the three worlds he possessed but also allowed to boy to place his foot on his own head. Thereby Mahabali made the greatest sacrifice – the absolute sacrifice of his own ego. – Mata Amritanandamayi

Life becomes a festival when gaiety and culture blend. Onam delivers the message of both.

We have lost the true spirit of Onam. Let each of our actions be a yajna for universal good. May the new clothes we wear be that of Dharma and faith. May our hearts be united in love and joy, and make life an everlasting Tiruvonam. Thus we can retrieve the lost Onam.”

Onam Wishes and SMS texts

Onam pirakarayi,
Swantham ONAM varavayi!

O = ORumayude
N = Nanmayude
A = AGhoshangalude
M = Malayaliyude
Onam Varavayi !!!

No greeting card 2 give.
No sweet flowers 2 send.
No cute graphics 2 forward.
Just a loving HEART of mine saying,
Happy ONAM wishes!


May this be an Onam with Happiness and Prosperity.
Let the festival of Onam be celebrated by every Malayali, whoever and where ever they may be.

May God bless you, and the colors & lights of Onam fill your home with happiness and joy. Happy Onam! :)

Snehathinteyum sahodaryathinteyum
Oru onam koodi varavayi.
Ellavarkkum enteyum,
Oro malayaliyudeyum
Snehoshmalamaya onasamsakal.

Oru thumbapoovinte chiriyayi
chinga nilavinte thilakkamayi
sundara swapnangalude therileri
Ponnonam varavayi :)