This lockdown changed everything in our life. It has changed our ways to celebrate our festivals. So this year our Large-scale celebrations will be missing and we are not able to celebrate Onam with a large number of people. This time our large celebration will become small and indoor celebrations because we have to take care of the lockdown protocol and we have to think about ourselves and for the others. This year we will not able to celebrate the indoor visit of the kind-hearted King Mahabali to the lands and people he previously ruled.
According to Vaishnava mythology, King Mahabali is a very strong ruler and he defeated the Gods and then he becomes the ruler of the three worlds. He is an evil or demon king. King Mahabali belonged to the Asura tribe. He was a kind-hearted king and many peoples love him. After seeing the love towards the king, the Gods become restless, so many things come up in his mind and he feels insecure and then he asked the Lord Vishnu to help him in this situation. Then lord Vishnu steps into the situation and helps the god. Then Lord Vishnu took the form of the Brahmin dwarf Vamana, his fifth avatar, and visited King Mahabali. Later the lord Vishnu is impressed with his kindness and selflessness of the king, and which led the lord to fulfil the kings wish that every Onam he will visit his kingdom.
So don’t let your spirit down, you can still celebrate the Onam festival by stick and following the Covid-19 protocols. Here are some tips for you.
- You can decorate your house with some ornaments and with extremely beautiful floral carpets
- You can prepare some magnificent feasts. You can prepare Onasadya for yourself which was prepared on Thiruvonam on Oman day.
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