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Your Onam PICS: King Mahabali, Pookalam and more

Last updated on: September 15, 2013 10:00 IST

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We'd asked you, our readers to share your Onam pictures and tell us how you celebrate the festival. Here's the first set of responses.

Apurva Kulkarni sent us this photograph of a group of women participating in the chenda mela.

The percussion instrument is a played by trained artists on all festive occasions in Kerala, and this one, was particularly clicked during Onam last year in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.

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What does Onam mean to you? Do you make a pookalam outside your house or you invite your friends for Onasadhya?

We want you to send us your Onam pictures to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject line: Onam Pics) and tell us how you celebrate the festival. We will feature the best responses right here on Rediff.com.

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Photographs: Apurva Kulkarni

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This photograph by Kulkarni is of an artist who was dressed like King Mahabali as part of Onam celebrations in the district.

 


Photographs: Apurva Kulkarni

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The third photograph Kulkarni shared is of a Kathakali artist who performed as part of Onam celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in 2012.


Photographs: Apurva Kulkarni

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During the ten-day long festival, several artistes in colourful costumes perform dances and stunts to amuse children.

This photograph by Kulkarni captures another artiste dressed in a fancy attire and multi-coloured head gear.


Photographs: Apurva Kulkarni

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Pookalams (flower carpet) are an attractive feature of this festival.

Benny Antony from Mumbai sent us this photograph of a colourful Pookalam clicked by him.


Photographs: Benny Anthony

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Anthony wrote that the the pictures were clicked at Birla Kerala Vaidyashala Centres in Powai and Thane.

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What are you waiting for? Send us your colourful Onam pictures to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject line: Onam Pics) and tell us how you celebrate the festival. We will feature the best responses right here on Rediff.com.


Photographs: Benny Anthony

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