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Onam - Kerala's biggest festival

The colorful festival Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala, South India. Onam marks the homecoming of mythical King Mahabali. People of all communities of Kerala celebrate this harvest festival with great joy and enthusiasm. This year, the main Onam Thiruvonam falls on 2nd September. Learn more about it here.

During Onam time, the rich heritage of Kerala comes out in its best form. Colorful Pookalam (floral carpet), Snake Boat Race (Vallamkali, Onasadhya (a grand vegetarian meal served on banana leaf) and Onakkodi (new traditional clothes bought for the occasion) are the main attractions of this festival.

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi

India is celebrating Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival today. To know more details about this festival click here.



Lalbagh Flower Show 2009

This year (August 2009) children will have more fun at Lalbagh Flower Show in Bangalore (Bengaluru), South India. Some of the pictures during my visit. More pictures and info are available here.