It is often said that no other Indian festival the colorfulness, diversity and cultural richness of Onam. It is also rice harvest festival celebrated in the Malayalam month of Chingam.
During ten days of Onam festivities, the rich cultural heritage of Kerala is on display with the feast of a nine-course meal consisting of about a dozen dishes.
The festival is also marked with playing of local games called Onakalikal played by men. While, women make flower mats called Pookalam and organise group dances called Kaikotti kali and Thumbi Thullal.
Here is my acrostic on ONAM.
O: Onakalikal playing and Pookalam flower mat decorations by the
N: Natives of Kerala along with festivities, religious fervour, folk performances, games, and
A: Anizham 'snake boat' race with
M: Mahabali and Vamanan statues all around
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