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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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  • Madhusudan Nair
    Madhusudan Nair joined the event Onam
    June 26, 2017
  • Sanal Kumar  C P
    Sanal Kumar C P: Onam is the national festival of Kerala. Onam has been celebrated since time immemorial by all sects of the society irrespective of caste and creed. The legend of Onam is based on a myth where a very just king named Mahabali(The grandson of Prahlada)...  more
    January 22, 2017