Today is Onam, the harvest festival that is celebrated throughout Kerala. It is celebrated in a big way with prayers, new clothes, boat racing, dancing, and, of course, a lot of vegetarian food. I think I will make some Semia Payasam (a favorite pudding with vermicelli) as a surprise for my husband when he comes home from work this afternoon.
Read about the legend of King Mahabali and how he was tricked by Lord Vishnu and the events that led to the festival called Onam.
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