Prime News, Nation, (Thiruvananthapuram), September 4:-Keralites today celebrated ‘Onam,’ the harvest festival of the state with traditional gaiety marked by sumptuous feasts, cultural and folk art performances.
Cutting across religion, caste, creeds and financial standing of the families, people joined together to celebrate ‘Thiruvonam’ in the memory of the mythical ruler king Mahabali.
Major temples in Kerala, including hill shrine of Lord Ayappa at Sabarimala, Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayur and Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, witnessed heavy rush of devotees since early morning, while the elder members of families presented ‘onakkodi’ (new clothes) to the family members. While women turned up in their best donning gold ornaments, men wore traditional attire.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)