Sep 4, 2006

Missing my third consecutive Onam..



"Is there any place here at Hyd where I can get a good OnaSadya on this tuesday ?? " .I've popped this question to many people, but still stuck up with a negative answer. Eitherway, the spirit of Onam survives..I'm far away from Kerala, but still I can feel the rhythms and celebrations there..Asianet relays some Onam special programs which gets me nostalgic.

Those were the days when we roamed through our village seeing and participating in many programs like Pulikali , Vazhumarakayattam, thalapanthu.. etc..

Those were the days when we got to see most of our relatives spread far and wide across the nation ..

Those were the days when we collected flowers and laid laid pookkalams in front of our ancestral home..

Those were the days of Ona Sadya with kaalan, aviyal , pappadam , pazham paalpayasam .....

Those were the nights when we sat throughout to see the local club celebrations cheering, mocking , making fun ...and enjoying...

Those were the days when we used to wonder looking at the 'thumbapookkal' on the road side and gardens..

Those were the days when we used to see the famed 'Kaikottikali' and 'thiruvaathirakkali'

( Sigh ) Those days have gone by....


Ajith

12 comments:

flyaway mind said...

heyyy.. onashamsakal..have a great day!!!we @ blore r planning 2 have onasadya in a mallu restaurant nearby..anyway, something 'z better than nothing..mallu hotels r global:) u may find a couple of them nearby 2 hav sadya..goodluck with that

Sreejith Kumar said...

Oh Nostalgic....... Those days haven't gone by man..... Happy Onam!

silverine said...

Happy Onam Ajith and thanks for dropping by :)

Hitchhiker said...

Happy onam :) ...it really is a shame and a surprise you have not find a mallu restaurant around.

Deepak said...

Happy Onam dude

Rose said...

I am feeling home-sick today..

:(((

..Me

AJITH said...

@flyaway mind ,Hitchhiker -- I had my Ona Sadya..One of my friend's parents have come here..They prepared Ona Sadya for us.

@ Sreejith Kumar -- Yep..those days have gone by.

@ silverine -- Honoured by your comment on my blog.


@ Deepak -- Same to u da..

@Rose -- Initially I was feeling a bit homesick..But then, this Onam day went really great for me that I'm very happy now. :)

Anurag said...

to make u feel better...HAPPY ONAM :o)

Vinay said...

My only chance for a Ona Sadya was in college..remember the auditorium ?? Not sure how that compares to the ones done at homes back in Kerala

AJITH said...

Yeah..man..Those sadyas were really great :)

Narayanan said...

Those were THE BEST days of my life!

Arun said...

Wishing you a happy and prosperous onam.

Once upon a lifetime in kerala