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Onam celebrations in Bicholim

Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala was celebrated on a grand scale at the Mahamaya temple, Bordem, Bicholim. Organised by the Kalpaka Cultural Association, the function saw the participation of Malayalis residing in Goa as well as Goans coming together in celebration.

The festival of Onam falls in the Hindu month of Chingam and marks the return to Earth of the legendary king Mahabali. A variety of cultural programmes were held to mark the occassion including a Pookalam competition. Present at the function was Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant and Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly, Rajesh Patnekar.

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