Kerala is at its loveliest during the ten-day festival of Onam (Aug–Sep), its trees brimming with fruit under warm sunshine. This is an inclusive, secular event that honors King Mahabali who, it is said, ruled over a period of happiness and prosperity in the region. It brings out all the spectacle of Keralan culture: courtyards are dressed with floral carpets, there are costumed dances and sports, and chanting oarsmen steer a popular Snake Boat Race along the Pampa River. Onasadya, a nine- course feast served on banana leaves, showcases the region’s delicate and varied cuisine.
Onam is an annual Malayali harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala. A major annual event for Keralites, it is the official festival of the …
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