Images of India : Bid for Limca Book of Records…

onamCorporation Kudumbasree workers make 2,000 pookkalam to enter the Limca Book of Records in Calicut. During Onam celebrations one can find beautiful Onam pookkalam designs for 10 days in every house in Kerala. Onam is a tribute to the beloved King Mahabali. Kerala triumphed under his rule. Though he was an Asura (demon), he performed exceptionally well as a King. His people were never short of anything under his rule; it was a golden era for them. He was greatly respected for his undying devotion to God and for his selfless sacrifice for his people. Since then, Kerala has been celebrating the festival of Onam in remembrance of the King. It is harvest time for the farmers and hence it is also called the harvest festival. It is a festival celebrated by people of Kerala as a whole and not individual communities.