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SADHYA
THE ONAM FEAST

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The importance of the feast to the Kerala's Onam celebration culture is captured in the famous Malayalam proverb: Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam - which means: One must have the Onam lunch even by selling one's property, if need be.

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ONAM
The Harvest Festival in Kerala

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Onam is the most popular festival in Kerala. It can be traced to the primitive harvest festival and also to the myth regarding King Mahabali - the benevolent asura ruler who brought peace and prosperity to his country. It is celebrated in August and September.

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VISHU FESTIVAL
NEW YEAR IN KERALA

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The Malayalam word kani literally means that which is seen first. The traditional belief is that one's future is a function of what one experiences, that the New Year will be better if one views auspicious joyful things as the first thing on Vishu.

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The Pappadam Makers of Cherlai

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Pappadam has a special place in the cuisine of Kerala. It is an essential part of the world-famous Kerala sadya, a crunchy accompaniment to many of Malayali’s favourite dishes that immediately wins the heart of anyone tasting Kerala food.

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THE MAN WHO SAVED 1000 HERBAL PLANTS

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This is not a wonderland with fairies and elves. But here, one can find lots of singing birds, dancing squirrels and sweet smelling flowers. The place becomes truly magical because it exists in the heart of a city. Our wonderland is called Alungal Farms.

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Thampy - The Miller

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The story of a passionate miller who runs a 67-year-old mill in the Gujarati quarter of Mattancherry and continues to follow the old ways of the food trade he learned from his father.

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