Source: News Bharati English28 Aug 2015 10:55:01
New Delhi, August 28: Kerala is celebrating its biggest harvest festival Thiru Onam today. Onam celebrations started with Atham ten days ago and today is the most auspicious day of the Onam festival.
Keralites across the globe celebrates Thiru Onam, without any boundaries of caste or religion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tokk on twitter to wish the nation on this ospicious day.
They celebrate onam as the home coming of noble legendary King Mahabali and his prosperous rule.
According to legends, the noble King Maha Bali visits his Kingdom of Kerala during Onam days.
Thiru Onam celebrations started with the colourful floral pattern called Ona Pookkalam on the floors to welcome Maha Bali.
This Ona Pookkalam is similar to rangoli, but made of flowers instead of colour powders. Special poojas were held in temples, including hill shrine of Sabari Mala, Guruvayur and Thrikkakara, which is believed to be the capital of legendary King Maha Bali.