Falling in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam (roughly August-Sepember), the festival is held to welcome the arrival of the mythical King Mahabali.
The Onam celebration is an occasion for people to remind themselves of all pervasive nature of the Divine. Today on Monday, 4th September all the Keralites celebrating Onam all over the world.
Celebrate the spirit of the harvest festival in all its splendor. The festival commences on the day known as Atham and culminates on the 10th day, known as Thiru Onam or Thiruvonam, meaning "Sacred Onam Day".
Despite being a demon, Mahabali was known to be generous and kind, and his reign is regarded as the golden era in Kerala, which is why his "return" is so widely celebrated. Impressed by his piety, Vamana granted him a boon that he would be able to visit his people once a year, which is now marked as Onam. New clothes are worn, and families gather to enjoy an elaborate vegetarian feast.
26 items in one serving on a plaintain leaf
The festival serves as a celebration of Kerala's heritage, with the state's culture coming to the fore in spectacular fashion. "Onam is the festival that unites people irrespective of caste and creed".
Pulikkali is the "play of the tigers" and the performance revolve around the theme of tiger hunting is a big attraction of the Onam.
Boat races are part of Onam festivities. On Onam celebration, many pass on their desires through sending pictures.
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