Today is Onam – One of the most important festivals of Kerala
Onam meant only snake boat race about which I came to know from my school books. I found it quite fascinating, but yet to witness one in person!
Slowly I came to know the story of Mahabali Chakravarthy visiting his citizens and the people of Kerala greeting him with pomp and splendour for ten days in the Chinga month (Aavani in Tamil – August 17-September 16) culminating with the Tiruvonam day.
Nowadays I associate Onam with the special Atha Pookalams and of course the delicious Ona Sadhya!
I woke up this morning to find lovely pookalams in our colony and would like to share it with you
A kathakali face being done by the kids in our block
As for Ona Sadhya, thank you Indu for the delicious paal aada pradhaman!
A very Happy Onam to all!