Keralites celebrate Onam with great festivity

Keralites celebrate Onam with great festivity

Keralites celebrate Onam with great festivity

Kerala’s biggest festival season peaked on Friday as the state celebrated Thiruvonam with family meet-ups, temple visits, the traditional multi-dish Onam sadya (feast) and the now-customary shopping sessions.

Temples in Thiruvananthapuram city witnessed a rush of devotees since early hours of the day. For many families in the city, the extended festival weekend also meant realisation of long-due travel plans.

The week-long celebrations organised by the state government in multiple venues across Thiruvananthapuram continued to be a big draw for residents of the city. Friday also saw many tourists join in the bustle and have a taste of rush around the harvest festival.

Thousands of devotees thronged the Vamanamoorthy Temple in Thrikkakkara in Ernakulam district, marking the final day of the 10-day celebrations at the temple. The devotees were also treated with a feast at the temple that has celebrated traditions linked with the festival.