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Onam is the festival for welcoming the demon king Mahabali. Though a demon, he was said to be kind hearted.(Shutterstock)

Onam 2018: Date, history, significance of the Kerala harvest festival

By Kabir Bhandari | Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 10:03 AM IST
Onam is celebrated to honour a demon king, as it is said that on Thiruvonam, the spirit of the demon king Mahabali visits Kerala.
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