Onam: 10 Facts About the Harvest Festival of Kerala


Onam is a harvest festival that marks the end of the monsoon season and the beginning of the new year in Kerala. 


The festival is named after King Mahabali, a benevolent ruler who was banished to the underworld by the gods. Onam is celebrated as a time for Mahabali to return to Kerala and bless the people.


Onam is a time for people to clean their homes, decorate with flowers, and wear new clothes.


Onam is also a time for feasting on traditional dishes, such as Onam sadya, a vegetarian meal that consists of over 20 different dishes.


Onam is a time for cultural performances, such as dance, music, and boat races.


Onam is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate together.


Onam is a time for giving and receiving gifts.


Onam is a time for forgiveness and reconciliation.


Onam is a time to celebrate the rich culture and history of Kerala.


Onam is a time of joy and happiness for the people of Kerala. It is a time to come together and celebrate their culture and heritage.