Today Keralalites celebrated ‘ Atham’, which marks the beginning of the ten day long Onam festival. Onam, the State festival of Kerala is the biggest celebration of Keralites across the globe .The most auspicious day of Onam celebration, the “Thiruonam” falls on 21st of this month.
Meanwhile, the State government has issued major guidelines directing that Onam celebrations should be held adhering to strict Covid protocols. Mass gatherings will not be permitted. Even in popular tourist destinations the access is restricted to a limited number. In order to ensure safety of public, beat service by the police personnel will be further strengthened in the days to come.