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Onam 2020 | 6 ways to celebrate Onam festival

Onam is an annual festival that is greatly celebrated in Kerala, India. According to people, this festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali whose spirit is believed to visit Kerala at the time of Onam to see his people. Celebration of Onam festival includes various games, dances and ritual such as Vallam Kali, Onavillu, Onathappan, Pulikali, etc.

6 Ways to celebrate Onam 2020 - 

Onathappan

Worshipping Onathappan -

Onathappan is a statue made up of clay which represents King Mahabali. The statue is made with 4 face pyramid structure. It’s placed on the middle of Pookalam which is the signs to welcome King Bali. Four face represents four stages of man’s life.

Pookalam

Making Pookalam -

People make multicoloured decore with flowers as flower rangoli on the ground in front of their house. It shows their love towards their King.

Onakkadi

Onakkodi tradition -

Onakkodi is a tradition where people wear new dresses during Onam festival.

Pulikali

Pulikali dance - 

It is a tiger dance where men painted their body look like a tiger with a tail and other men dressed as a hunter. They show the act where a tiger being hunted by the hunters. Pulikali is highlighted during the Onam festival.

Onam Sadhya

Preparing Sadhya - 

Onam Sadhya is a tradition where a big lunch meal is prepared which is served on the plantain leaf with many dishes on it.

vadam Vali

Vadam Vali - 

It’s a tug of war game traditionally known as Vadam vali where two teams pull the rope with two ends until on team loose it. It’s highly played games for Onam celebration.


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