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Prayers, flowers and feasts - Kerala celebrates Onam Festival of  South Indian state

Prayers, flowers and feasts - Kerala celebrates Onam Festival of South Indian state

Pookalams are traditional floral designs created on the largest festival in the Indian state of Kerala - Onam. During this festival period women indulge in cultural activities and make complicatedly designed flower mats called, "Pookalam" in the front entrance of the house. Thank you, Pinterest, I never knew...

Pookalams are traditional floral designs created on the largest festival in the Indian state of Kerala - Onam. During this festival period women indulge in cultural activities and make complicatedly designed flower mats called, "Pookalam" in the front entrance of the house. Thank you, Pinterest, I never knew...

Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam - the harvest festival in Kerala.  Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition.  Happy and prosperous Onam.

Intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam - the harvest festival in Kerala. Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. Happy and prosperous Onam.

Onam, Karnival of Kerala

Onam, Karnival of Kerala

Happy Onam  On this Day Tiruonam the spirit of King Mahabali visits Kerala, hence the day is marked by feast and festivities. Devotees of Mahabali celebrate the golden era witnessed in Mahabali's reign during Onam. To welcome their revered ruler, people lay flower mats (Pookalam) in the front courtyard, prepare a grand meal (Onasadya), dance, play and make merry. All this is done to impress upon King Mahabali that his people are prosperous and happy.

Happy Onam On this Day Tiruonam the spirit of King Mahabali visits Kerala, hence the day is marked by feast and festivities. Devotees of Mahabali celebrate the golden era witnessed in Mahabali's reign during Onam. To welcome their revered ruler, people lay flower mats (Pookalam) in the front courtyard, prepare a grand meal (Onasadya), dance, play and make merry. All this is done to impress upon King Mahabali that his people are prosperous and happy.

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