Kerala: Low key celebrations on Atham, first day of Onam
Today is Atham, the first day marking the beginning of the festivities associated with Onam festival in Kerala. The festivities are a low-key affair this year, given the pandemic situation prevailing in the state.
At Thripunithura in Kochi, the annual Athachamayam festival was confined to just hoisting of the Atham flag this morning.
The Onam festivities culminate on Thiruvonam day, the 10th day after Atham.