Pookalam – Flower Arrangement

Pookalam - FlowerArrangement

“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). Onam is unique since Mahabali has been revered by the people of Kerala since prehistory.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, affectionately called Onathappan, that Onam is celebrated. Onam is reminiscent of Kerala’s agrarian past, as it is considered to be a harvest festival.” (Source: Wikipedia)

HAPPY ONAM 🙂

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