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Significance, Why and How Onam Festival Celebrated?

August 27, 2019 | Total Views : 250
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The diverse culture and customs attached to each celebration makes India special and unique. Kerala, needless to say, is the jewel of India, which is filled with a lot of legends and traditions, and unique celebrations too. Onam is more of a community festival as, the entire community comes together to celebrate it. 10 days of fun, food, and frolic:

Onam festival is celebrated in the Chingam month in the Kerala calendar, which corresponds to the month of September according to the Gregorian calendar. The ten days are:

  1. Atham
  2. Chithira
  3. Chothi
  4. Vishakam
  5. Anizham
  6. Thriketa
  7. Moolam
  8. Pooradam
  9. Uthradom
  10. Thiruvonam

This commemorates the homecoming of King Mahabali, who was born in the lineage of King Prahalada. He was sent to “Patal lok” by Lord Vishnu’s incarnation, Vamana, a dwarf Brahmin.