Subdued Onam celebrations in flood-battered Keralahttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/onam-celebrations-festive-fervour-rejuvenates-kerala-from-flood-fury-5324661/

Subdued Onam celebrations in flood-battered Kerala

Onam 2018: Keralites celebrate Onam as the state gradually recovers from the disastrous floods that ravaged the coastal state and caused a horrendous loss of life and property which has been recorded as unprecedented in recent times.

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

The festival of Onam is in itself a great celebration. The celebration comprises of boat races, tiger dances, flower arrangement, worship, tug of war, women’s dance, mask dance, martial arts, music, plantain offerings, costumes, folk songs, dance and other celebrations. (Express Photo by Vignesh Krishnamoorthy)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

During the festivity, the people buy new clothes, decorate their houses with numerous flower arrangements and decorate their altar very nicely. The deity of Lord Vamanadev is installed and worshipped for 10 days with traditional Malayali paraphernalia and offerings are prepared for him which is then honoured as a feast prasadam. (Express Photo by Vignesh Krishnamoorthy)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

Inmates of Govt VHS flood relief camp, Kalamassery dressed in traditional attire during onam celebrations on Saturday. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

Kids watch curiosly at a boy dressed as the epic character Mahabali- The Demon King who visits Kerala during Onam day at Govt VHS flood relief camp at Kalamassery on Saturday. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

Inmates of Government VHS flood relief camp, Kalamassery play musical chair as part of Onam celebrations on Saturday. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

A man dressed as King Mahabali(Maveli) and wishing the Relief camp members of St Joseph girls school. (Express Photo by Vignesh Krishnamoorthy)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

Inmates and other social workers of Govt VHS flood relief camp, Kalamassery put an Onam flower carpet with the logo of Save Kerala campaign that spread in Social media on Saturday. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

Inmates of Govt VHS flood relief camp, Kalamassery dressed in traditional attire during onam celebrations on Saturday. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Onam celebrations: Festive fervour rejuvenates Kerala from flood fury

People busy shopping in Thiruvananthapuram for Onam celebrations. (PTI Photo)

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