Thursday, September 11, 2008

LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN!

ONASAMSAKAL ------- WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS ONAM! LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN!



















12 comments:

Leo said...

Some nice wallpaper here for my computer. Many thanks. How did a "Fiesta" get into an Indian celebration??

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Happy onam sir. All the photos are beautiful. The flower decorations excellent. Both the Mahabalis are cute and majestic. Thanks for sharing.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Leo!

I am glad you could use some photos as wallpaper.

Fiesta is the name of the exibition being held in connection with Onam where many branded cosumer items are sold at discounted prices.

Hi Ramesh!

I am delighted that you liked the photos' Thanks.

Mary Helen said...

I love your photos..looks like a very interesting place to live.

FCB said...

Hi Joseph, I agree with Leo and shri ramesh sadasivam, these photos are beautiful and portray what looks to be a very festive time. What are Mahabalis? These interesting Indian customs are difficult for me to understand, I first thought the flower decorations were an elaborate pastry. What a fun post,
Fred

Mel said...

Thank you for the explanation about Onam! I've enjoyed reading about it, and viewing the beautiful pictures. Bless you! :)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Mary!

I am very happy you liked the photos.

Living in this lovely place you will never have a dull moment.
Kochi is known as the
QUEEN OF THE ARABIAN SEA.

Many thanks for your visit!

Hi Fred!

I am glad you have come back from your Las Vegas trip no doubt with lot things to narrate. I am looking forward to your posts.

Mahabali is a legendary king under whose benevolent rule the Malayalees enjoyed immense prosperity and happiness. I have written a detailed explanation of Onam is reply to a query from MEL in my previous post. Kindly check.

Hi Mel!

You are most welcome!
Many thanks for your words of encouragement. Thanks.

JM said...

I've really enjoyed your Onam photos, the flower decorations are exquisite!
Thank you for the nice comment on my travel blog.
As you may have noticed I've visited your country (unfortunatelly not Kerala) and allways have a great interest in everything concerning India.
Greetings

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello jm!

Many many thanks for your visit and encoutaging comments.

There is a vast difference between Kerala and Rajastan in terms of climate, topography, language, custom, dress, food etc.

I am very happy to know that you have a keen interest in India.

Best wishes!

skyjuice7 said...

Onam seems like a very lively festival! Love the pookalam photos. Thanks for sharing, Joseph. Does it rain there still?

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Skyjuice7!

It is still raining cats and dogs but Onam spirit is so overwhelming that nothing can stop the celebarations.

Many, many thanks for your visit!

Wish you a very happy Onam!

Joe said...

joseph,

Thanks for commenting on my blog! What lovely, beautiful pictures you have posted. God bless.