Onam

The Festival of Kerala....

Now......What is Onam?!

Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in modern times. Kerala's rice harvest festival and the Festival of Rain Flowers, which fall on the Malayalam month of Chingam, celebrates the Asura King Mahabali's annual visit from Patala (the underworld). The King is so much attached to his kingdom that it is believed that he comes annually from the nether world to see his people living happily. It is in honour of King Mahabali, that Onam is celebrated. Here are some images of how they celebrate Onam back in Kerala.....

Thiruvathirakali

To see how they perform the Thiruvathira , a traditional dance form , watch the video above.

MAVELI NADU VANEEDUM KALAM SONG - ONAM SPECIAL 2012

The song above conveys the true spirit of Onam and its significance of it.

Watch the video and enjoy the song.