Curtains come down on Onam celebrations

Curtains came down on the week-long 'Onam' celebrations in Kerala, with a rich array of art forms of various states being showcased in a colourful pageantry.

Around 100 art forms and artists from 10 states participated in the colourful procession which was flagged off by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.

The week-long celebrations were organised by the state tourism department.

Kerala's rich cultural legacy was also on full display with art forms like 'Theyyam', 'Kathakali', 'Pulikali' (tiger dance), 'Neelakkavadi', were performed in the background of 'Panchavadyam' (percussion instruments).

Dance forms like 'Mohiniyattam', 'Oppana' (muslim dance), 'Margamkali' (christian dance) and 'Mayilattam' were presented.

At least 80 tableax by employees of government and quasi government and cooperative sectors were also taken out.