Onam is one of the important festivals of Kerala, celebrated throughout the state by all communities. The festival of Onam is dedicated to the Asura King Mahabali whose reign is said to be the golden one where people enjoyed immense peace and prosperity.

Increasing power of Asura King Mahabali was a source of extreme worry for Indra the king of Devas and at his behest, it is believed that Lord Vishnu came to the earth in the form of a dwarf Brahmin who trampled Mahabali to the netherworld. But Lord Vishnu granted the king’s sole wish i.e. to visit his land and people once every year. Thus, he is remembered by the people of Kerala and all his followers eternally as ‘Onam’ even today. People make Pookolam(flower rangoli) in front of their house to welcome their favourite king.

Our Montessori Juniors and Seniors along with the teachers celebrated Onam with great enthusiasm today. The children got some flowers from home and made Pookolam. This not only helped the children to learn and celebrate this beautiful festival, but also the kids were able to bring out their creative best as they made various patterns using flowers.

This event was well enjoyed both by the children and teachers making it a very memorable experience.

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