Though associated with Hindu beliefs and rituals, Onam is celebrated by everybody in Kerala, irrespective of their religion and caste. This ten-day long festival is celebrated to welcome their king Mahabali as he pays the yearly visit to see his subjects. Also a harvest festival, Onam marks superfluity of food and prosperity. According to the legend, Kerala witnessed its golden era under the reign of King Mahabali who was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. He was a kind and dedicated ruler who cared for his subjects. Exiled to the underworld by Lord Vishnu, Mahabali is still said to visit his subjects once in a year, on the day of Thiruvonam which comes in the Malayalam month of Chingam. On this day, people in Kerala prepare flower carpets and traditional Malayali delicacies to offer a warm welcome to their king. Onam, the most celebrated festival of Kerala, is not only a festival of prosperity and happiness; it is also a festival of religious harmony and peace.
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