Onam

Onam, a celebration of equality, justice and prosperity, is the State festival of Kerala, which unites all Keralites irrespective of caste, colour or creed and is celebrated in Kerala with pomp and grandeur. The whole state joins in the fervour to celebrate the return of the King Mahabali to meet his ‘prajas’ (subjects). Legend has it that every year, King Mahabali, the righteous king visits the land from the nether world and Keralites unite in festivities to welcome the return of the mythical King Mahabali. Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, is a celebration of the heart and a feast to the senses.
Presented by Catherine Thomas.