Category: Festivals and Celebrations

How I Celebrate Saraswati Pooja

In Kerala, Saraswathi pooja- the 9th day of the Navrathri,  is an auspicious day . On the 7th day of Navrathri, students keep their books for Pooja and pray to the Goddess Saraswati to bestow wisdom and knowledge.  Along with books, we keep tools related to work as your car keys, …

5 Essentials on Celebrating Onam

It’s Onam…………………. Though I miss my family, I’ve made it a point to celebrate the festival with full enthusiasm. 🙂  Yesterday, I had written a post on the King Mahabali and why we celebrate Onam. For me, Onam means, new clothes, Sadya(a feast with 26 dishes), Pookalam (rangoli of flowers), …

The Mahabali Story

It’s Onam tomorrow!!- a 10-day long festival that brings all the Malayalees together. But do you know why we celebrate Onam? Here’s the story. Once upon a time there lived a king, Mahabali. He was an Asura king who ruled the beautiful land of Kerala. Even though he was an Asura, he …

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