Onam is the biggest and the most enchanting festival of the beautiful state of Kerala. Celebrated to welcome the spirit of legendary King Mahabali, the festival helps to bring forth the best of Kerala art and culture. Popularity of this vibrant harvest festival can be gauged from the fact that a large number of domestic and international tourists visit Kerala just to be a part of the cultural extravaganza. Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India (SCFI) wishes to unravel the beauty and the magnificience of this dynamic festival.
As a socially responsible manifestation, Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India endeavors to create value for the Indian society by introducing the beauty, grace and wisdom embodied in the various festivals of India, thereby preserving India's rich cultural heritage. We bring unique customs, traditions and goodness of Indian festivals to form a distinct association known as the Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India. Through this organization, we hope to form a mutual respect for and foster the common bond that various Indian festivals share.
The great diversity of Indian religious beliefs is projected through the various festivals that are celebrated in India. They arise from the innate desire of man to seek diversion from humdrum activities that help in symbolizing, reflecting and enriching social life in a specific cultural setting. SCFI seeks to conserve and promote an awareness of this rich and diversified cultural treasure amongst the citizen of this country through various expositions that focus on the tradition of excellence, conversing the famous legends, rituals, mythology and philosophy of Indian Festivals and in turn facilitating an awareness of their deeper and subtler values.
SCFI On Onam
By means of this website, SCFI seeks to inform people about the cultural significance of Onam for the people of Kerala. Various facets associated with the festival, integrated cultural events and also the legends have been described in detail. Particular attention has been paid to portray the beautiful spirit of this festival - one of brotherhood, peace, unity and harmony. And, this we believe, is what makes the festival so endearing and charming.
SCFI welcomes its visitors to participate in the spirit of the festivals by contributing messages, recipes and thoughts on this great festival.
Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India