Malayali Community Members Celebrate Onam Festival

Malayali Community Members Celebrate Onam Festival

Image ID: HTSI150448248520043
Capture Date: 03 September 2017
Author: Hindustan Times
Tags: News
Copyright: © 2017 Hindustan Times

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BHOPAL, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 3: Malayali community members making a huge Pookalam (floral Rangoli) to welcome the emperor Mahabali on the occasion of Onam festival at Mahabali nagar, on September 3, 2017 in Bhopal, India. Onam is an annual harvest festival of Kerala. The festival is mainly celebrated by Malayalees around the world with traditional folk dances, artworks, etc. According to the Onam story and its popular myth, Lord Vishnu in his Vamana avtar sents King Mahabali to hell as the gods becomes jealous of his popularity. But grants him a boon that the king can visit his subjects once in a year. Thus, it is believed that Onam is celebrated as King Mahabali's visit to the place. It is the only festival in which both the winner and the defeater are worshipped. Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. (Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times )


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