Definition of Onam in English:

Onam

noun

  • A Hindu harvest festival celebrated in August–September especially in Kerala, south-western India.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Malayalam ōṇam the constellation Aquila, national festival of Kerala at the beginning of harvest in the month of Cingam (August–September) from Prakrit soṇa and its etymon Sanskrit śravaṇa the constellation Aquila.

Pronunciation

Onam

/ˈəʊnam/