Onam, celebrate the harvesting festival
In India, every state has its own culture and festivals that people celebrate with great joy and pride. The Onam is also one of such known festival of the Southern India culture. It is one of the famous festivals of South India. It is celebrated at very large scale in Kerala. This is the main festival which is celebrated during harvesting season. This is the most popular festival of Kerala.
According to Indian Mythology books, this festival was celebrated to welcome King Mahabali. It is said that even today his spirit visit Kerala on the occasion of Onam. The people in Kerala celebrate this festival with tremendous faith in the king. They believe that even if you don’t have money, borrow it but celebrate Onam as this festival is associated with wealth and prosperity that one can have in coming time.
Celebration for ten days
Every year Onam is celebrated with full enthusiasm on the month of August-September. Since ancient times the festival is celebrated for ten days. During the carnival of these ten days, people dance, sing folk songs, play games and do a lot of activities. This festival is full of different color of the south Indian community. To attend this beautiful festival many tourists go to Kerala and attend the function with full enthusiasm by being a part of the same. It is believed that King Mahabali come and bless his people.
These ten days are spent with full entertainment. People decorate house, keep it clean and also white wash them. They prepare well to welcome their favorite king on this auspicious day. They make special kind of Rangoli in front of the main gate. People celebrate the festival of harvesting and pray for their goodwill. They ask of blessings regarding health and wealth and prosperity.