In pictures: Malayalis celebrate Onam across the globe
Updated : 2019-09-11 18:06:10
Onam is celebrated to honour King Mahabali, who according to legend ruled the state once, under whom the people were equal, prosperous and happy. People believe that it was on this particular day of Thiruvonam in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam when Lord Mahavishnu took his fifth avatar as Vaamana, appeared in the kingdom of King Mahabali and sent him to nether world. According to legend on Thiruvonam day, the spirit of King Mahabali visit the people of Kerala. Hence the day is marked by feast and festivities.