August 31st, 2011
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Onam begins

onam carpetThiruvananthapuram: Today being Atham, marks the beginning of the ten day long ‘Onam’ celebrations in the State.The grand Attham procession is on the streets of Thripunithara, Kochi.

Onam, which commences with Atham would culminate on Thiruvonam (tenth day). Malayalees have made “pookalam” or flower carpets in front of their homes as a symbolic gesture to welcome Mahabali the legendary king.The auspicious day is whole heartedly welcomed by the people.

As part of the grand Atham procession, colourful and spectacular display of various art forms, tableaux and floats  lined up in the streets. The procession presents Kerala’s culture and its rural arts.


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