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Onam is the most auspicious festival, celebrated by Keralites all over the globe without any religious barrier.
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The 10-day festival marks the home-coming of benevolent king Mahabali (Maveli), who was sent to the netherworld (Pathalam) by Lord Vishnu by taking the avatar of Vamana.
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Mahabali was then granted to visit his subjects once in every year and people in Kerala remember him during Onam season.
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This year, Thiruvonam is celebrated on Monday, September 4.
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Laying flower carpet (Pookalam), wearing traditional attires, women performing Thiruvathira dance, preparing sumptuous meal and engaging in Onam games are part of the festival.
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Indian Floral Design For Onam Festival.
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Here are some of the best pookalam designs for Onam.
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Simple and Easy pookalam designs for Onam.
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International Business Times India wishes all the readers a very happy and prosperous Onam.