Uncategorized

Why Onam is Celebrated ? Lord Vishnu disguised himself as a poor dwarf Brahmin – Vamana.

The beautiful state of Kerala was once ruled by an Asura king, Mahabali or Maveli. Though an asura, Maveli was wise and generous. Everybody was happy in his kingdom. With the growing popularity of asura king Maveli, Gods felt threatened. They sought the help of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu disguised himself as a poor dwarf Brahmin – Vamana. Vamana came to Mahabali and asked for a piece of land – just as much he could cover with three steps. The generous King  granted this request.  With his first step, Vamana covered the whole of earth, with the second step the skies. He then asked King Mahabali where to keep the third step?

Mahabali with folded hands bowed and asked him to place his last step on his head. Vamana placed his foot on the head of Maveli which pushed him to Patala.  However, Lord Vishnu granted a boon to Mahabali.

Maveli requested that he be allowed to visit Kerala once in a year. The day of the visit of King Mahabali to Kerala is celebrated as Onam.  Malayalees decorate their home with pookkalam – the floral rangoli and prepare a traditional feast eaten on a banana leaf. Women dressed in settu mundu – perform the kaikottikkali in their courtyards. Groups come together to compete in the boat race or vallamkali in the backwaters.  There are also cultural performances like pulikkali and kummatti kali.

May we all be blessed with the prosperity and piety of the eternal Lord Vishnu devotee – Maveli. Happy Onam.

About the Author

Priya Vasudevan, HR Professional, the author works in the areas of gender issues, organization development and  social transformation.

The author can be followed on Twitter @uniquepv

45 Comments

45 Comments

  1. Pingback: keto diet chart

  2. Pingback: SpyToStyle

  3. Pingback: future university

  4. Pingback: future university

  5. Pingback: future university egypt

  6. Pingback: fue

  7. Pingback: future university

  8. Pingback: future university egypt

  9. Pingback: جامعة المستقبل

  10. Pingback: fue

  11. Pingback: جامعة المستقبل

  12. Pingback: Natraj Pencil Packing Job Work From Home

  13. Pingback: future university

  14. Pingback: future university

  15. Pingback: future university egypt

  16. Pingback: future university egypt

  17. Pingback: fue

  18. Pingback: pectoral machine

  19. Pingback: callisthénique

  20. Pingback: rack crossfit

  21. Pingback: cage crossfit extérieur

  22. Pingback: chat with stranger

  23. Pingback: reputation defenders

  24. Pingback: fue

  25. Pingback: جامعة المستقبل

  26. Pingback: future university egypt

  27. Pingback: fue

  28. Pingback: Lila Lovely Thanksgiving

  29. Pingback: MILFCity

  30. Pingback: Click Here

  31. Pingback: Click Here

  32. Pingback: Click Here

  33. Pingback: Click Here

  34. Pingback: Click Here

  35. Pingback: Click Here

  36. Pingback: Click Here

  37. Pingback: Click Here

  38. Pingback: Click Here

  39. Pingback: Click Here

  40. Pingback: Click Here

  41. Pingback: Click Here

  42. Pingback: Click Here

  43. Pingback: Click Here

  44. Pingback: remote control robotics

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

20 − eighteen =

News is information about current events. News is provided through many different media: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, and also on the testimony of observers and witnesses to events. It is also used as a platform to manufacture opinion for the population.

Contact Info

Address:
D 601  Riddhi Sidhi CHSL
Unnant Nagar Road 2
Kamaraj Nagar, Goreagaon West
Mumbai 400062 .

Email Id: [email protected]

West Bengal

Eastern Regional Office
Indsamachar Digital Media
Siddha Gibson 1,
Gibson Lane, 1st floor, R. No. 114,
Kolkata – 700069.
West Bengal.

Office Address

251 B-Wing,First Floor,
Orchard Corporate Park, Royal Palms,
Arey Road, Goreagon East,
Mumbai – 400065.

Download Our Mobile App

IndSamachar Android App IndSamachar IOS App
To Top
WhatsApp WhatsApp us