Onam is the most popular
festival of Kerala (a southern coastal state of India). This is a
Hindu festival, celebrated with a great enthusiasm throughout Kerala
for a period of ten days. Every year this festival falls on the
Malayalam month of Chingam - between August and September and also
known as the harvest festival of Kerala.
Onam is one of the most ancient Hindu festivals which is still
celebrated with a great devotion. Onam marks the homecoming of King
Mahabali, a legendary king, who ruled Kerala in ancient times. That
period was believed to be the golden age of Karala, people were happy,
free from harm and complete harmony and prosperity was there.