Happy Onam! Celebrities Wish The Nation Peace And Prosperity

| September 4 , 2017 , 14:13 IST

There is hardly any month in the Hindu calendar without any festival. Diversity brings along the joy of celebration and an opportunity to indulge in the festivals of various cultures and states.

We recently shared Mumbai's enthusiasm of bringing Ganpati home, now is the time to share Kerala's fervour for the harvest festival, Onam. All over the state, the festival is celebrated with much zest and buoyancy.

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The 10-day festival is celebrated to welcome the King Mahabali who once defeated all the Gods and claimed the three worlds as per the sculptures. It is rumoured that Mahabali's spirit visits Kerala at the time of Onam.

This year the festival started on August 25 and will end on September 6. The festival is celebrated with significant customs and rituals along with feasting on to the special lunch called Onasadhya or Onam Sadhya.

Snake boat race and pookalams (flower decoration) are the main highlights of the festival. Many celebrities wished Kerala on the occasion of Onam on Twitter.