South Indian Festival of Onam is associated with

(A) Ram’s Victory over Rawan
(B) Durga’s Killing of Mahishasur
(C) Shiva Shakti
(D) Mahabali

Correct Answer : Mahabali
Question Asked : UPPCS (Pre) 2011
Explanation : Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the State of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the State by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam. Onam is celebrated at the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham), This corresponds with the month Of August-September according to Gregorian calendar. Carnival of Onam lasts for four to ten days.
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