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Onam in Kerala

Onam in Kerala

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Published by Anil Sohoni
Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala. But, there is a lot more to Onam than being just a festival. Onam reflects the faith of the people of Kerala; A belief in their legendary past, religion and power of worship. It shows the high spirit of the people who go out of the way to celebrate the festival in the prescribed manner and a grand fashion.
Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala. But, there is a lot more to Onam than being just a festival. Onam reflects the faith of the people of Kerala; A belief in their legendary past, religion and power of worship. It shows the high spirit of the people who go out of the way to celebrate the festival in the prescribed manner and a grand fashion.

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Published by: Anil Sohoni on Aug 24, 2010
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 ONAM IN KERALA
 
Onam in Kerala
Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala. But, there is a lot more to Onamthan being just a festival. Onam reflects the faith of the people of Kerala; A belief in their legendary past, religion and power of worship.It shows the high spirit of the people who go out of the way tocelebrate the festival in the prescribed manner and a grand fashion.
Best of Season and Weather 
Onam is also a harvest festival. It is celebrated at a time wheneverything appears so nice and good. The beautiful landscape of Kerala can be seen in its full radiance at this time of the MalayalamNew Year. Weather, it seems, also seeks to be a part of the festival. Itcontributes by becoming pleasantly warm and sunny. Fields lookbrilliant with a bountiful harvest. Farmers feel on top of the world asthey watch the result of their hard labour with pride.
 
 
Children's Joy and Homecoming
Children eagerly wait for the arrival of the carnival. Why shouldn't they.It is time for them to get new clothes, toys and everything else theyasked for or thought of. Numerous uncles, aunts and grandmas gracetheir wishes with delight. It is also a time for homecoming for peoplestaying away from the families. Their arrival multiples the joy of thefestival several folds.
 Welcoming a Very Special Visitor 

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