Sunday, August 22, 2010

Onam Festival Celebrations

Onam is one of the most imporant festival in kerala,Onam is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, a legendary ruler of Kerala, who was renowned for the justice and goodness of his rule.The festival is celebrated by all in the state of Kerala,It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities.

 Thus Onam is celebrated every year to welcome Mahabali, the good Demon King of Kerala.The celebrations of Onam start ten days before the big day. The first thing people do is decorate the gates or main doors of their homes.They adorn their homes and gates with fresh branches of red coconut (red coconut is considered auspicious on Onam), banana leaves and coconut fronds.

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