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ONAM- the harvest festival of kerala


Hi all,
Onam the harvest festival of Kerala had started from 20th of aug. Entire kerala is in a festive mood. Most of the people have a floral carpet made infront of their houses. The main roads have been decorated. A trip in the night thru the state is a treat to our eyes. full of colourful lights and many places cultural programmes are going on. The KTDC (kerala State Tourism Dept) give a lot importance to the toruists who visit kerala at this period. The people who love to eat typical kerala veg food this is the time to invite urself in any traditional homes in kerala. whoever comes we are supposed to give food.
The celebrations will go on till 1st of september.
Now Y this Onam-harvest festival sooooo important. There is a mythological story behind it which is mentioned in "MAHABARATHA". It is connected to Lord Vishnu's aim of coming in Vamana Avathar (th Incarnation in Vamana form).as U all know Lord Vishnu had 10 avatharas and each had an aim.
I hope i could create some curiosity..the full story will be following later.
rest in next.
take care and keep smiling.
Ps. This year's (2005) Onam festival will be between Sep 6th ot 18th

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  • Updated Aug 15, 2005
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