Happy Onam To All

The harvest festival of Onam is here again bringing memories of a bygone golden era and reassuring peace and prosperity throughout humanity. Onam is the national festival of Kerala and is celebrated with pomp and flair throughout the state.

-The petals of colorful flowers are arranged to form a beautiful pattern and is layed out in the courtyard of every home to welcome King Mahabali.

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Making of the Pookalam

pookalam prep

Onam Sahdya – elaborate vegetarian fest served on a banana leaf , rice being the main dish with at least 10 side dishes : some sweet , some bitter and covers all types of flavours to please the palate.
sadhya

Close up of the Pookalam
pookalam

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Kerala Saree also called the Set Saree is the traditional outfit worn by the women in Kerala
onam outfit

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