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The Mahabali

Onappottan is a folk character appears only during the season of Onam festival (Kerala - India). It is a symbol of great King Mahabali who visits every household to collect rice, clothes and gives blessings. Onappottan wears a traditional costume with face painted,a bell and umbrella in his both hands with a crown.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Calicut, India
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © nikhil karali