Onam festivities start in Kerala


A vibrant rally accompanied by floats and people dance performances on Monday marked the ‘Athachamayam’ celebrations, heralding the beginning of the 10-day ‘Onam’ festivities in Kerala.

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State Tradition Minister A Ok Balan inaugurated the celebrations at close by Tripunithura, capital of the erstwhile Royal Kingdom of Kochi.

In his speech, the Minister highlighted the relevance of Onam, saying it shows unity of individuals past caste, creed and faith.

The state authorities has made elaborate preparations for celebrating Onam this yr.

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The spirit of Onam would give power to the individuals of the state to come back out of the difficulties brought on because of the devastating floods, Balan stated.

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Numerous people artwork kinds like Theyyam, Kolkali, Mayilattom, Ammankudam, Pulikkali, and classical artwork kinds like Kathakali added color to the Athachamayam procession.

Giving a rhythmic contact to the procession, percussionists carried out Chendamelam and panchavadyam.

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Within the days of kings, the Maharaja of Kochi used to take part within the procession from Tripunithura to the Vamanamoorthy temple at Thrikkakara.

In line with legends, the competition is well known to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is believed to go to Kerala on the time of Onam to see his topics.



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