Kerala's festival season, Onam is fast approachingOn 17th of August, the new year of Kerala (kolla varsham) has just started
It is the 1st of Chingam month, the month in which Kerala's popular festival Onam occur. Malayalam speaking people all over the world celebrate Onam as special festival. Commercial people have already started bringing and stocking new items in their shops. Advertisements announcing reduction sales have already started appearing in news papers and TV channels. Government have announced the advance payment of pension and even salaries. Thus every Malayali is getting ready to receive Mahabali, the Onam deity.