Onam celebrated with pomp and grandeur

Tourists in traditional Kerala saree are engaged in the tug-of-war organized by the Fortkochi Janamaithri police station as part of Onam celebrations. Photo : Thulasi Kakkat

The festival is not complete without the traditional art forms and songs. Flower sale in Koyambedu flower market. Photo: M Prabhu

Onam songs today are mostly drawn from music albums and films. Picyure shows women celebrating in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: PTI

The pookkalams have innovative models and designs every year. Picture shows women working on the traditional Pookkalam in Vijayawada. Photo: V Raju

Staff of Kerala transport celebrating Onam at Mysuru Road satellite bus stand in Bengaluru. Photo : Sudhakara Jain

Fresh flowers arriving at the Flower Market in Coimbatore for Onam celebrations. Photo: M. Periasamy