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  • Onam (Malayalam: ഓണം) is a Hindu festival celebrated in the state of Kerala in India.[1] It is also the State festival of Kerala with State holidays on 4 days starting from Onam Eve (Uthradom) to the 3rd Onam Day. Onam is a major Hindu cultural festival celebrated by people cutting across socio-economic and religious distinctions.

    The festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the commemoration of home-coming of the King Mahabali and to pray to the fifth avatar(incarnation) of lord Vishnu, known as Vamana(Dwarf, in English).[2] In Kerala, it is the festival celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Vallam Kali, Pulikali, Pookkalam, Onathappan, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal, Kummati kali, Onathallu, Onavillu, Kazhchakkula, Onapottan, Atthachamayam etc.[3] Onam is reminiscent of Kerala's agrarian past, as it is considered to be a harvest festival.[4]
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