Mahabali been granted a boon by Vishnu

King Bali after he was pushed down in Patala (which is said to be demon’s colony) had made a request for the last time. And his request was to allow him to visit Kerala every year to make sure that his people not only happy but also contented and had no dearth of food. Lord […]

Maveli: The king of kings of Kerala

Bali was the king of Asuras, who ruled his kingdom with generosity. He was a powerful king and was also known as Mahabali or Māveli. He was born to Virochana and Devamba. However, his childhood flourished under his grandfather’s supervision. His grandfather’s name was Prahlada, who has a great significance in the Indian mythology. He […]

Onam and Hindu Religious History

onam pookalam design

Onam is the biggest and grandest festival in Kerala (India).  Considered as a harvest festival, the event is celebrated with complete enthusiasm and passion not only in Kerala, but amongst Malyalees living in various parts of the world. It is believed that the virtuous spirit of King Mahabali visits Kerala. Folk arts performances, grand celebrations, […]