Onam is not just a festival. It's a concept similar to Utopia, a belief and a hope that keeps all Malayalees going. Because its a concept, it could be followed and practiced in a grand manner no matter which part of the world you are in.
What matters the most is the takeaways of Onam and whether we live up to what the festival is actually intended for. If only we could live up to atleast 1% of what Onam is all about, the world would eventually become a Utopia. That's the least we could do to felicitate King Mahabali.
On that note, here's a small 'Ona sammanam' (read Onam gift) for you - a song. Enjoy!
How are you celebrating this year's Onam? Share your thoughts either in the comments section below or via here.
P.S: Here's a beautiful illustration and write-up regarding Onam and the anatomy of Kerala Sadya. MUST CHECK IT OUT.