ONAM MOJO 08- Heralding Onam, Onapottan arrives

Onapottan is a folk character that appears during Onam season in North Malabar region. The face of the character is painted and he dons a crown (Kireedom). The Onapottan holds a bell in his hand. An umbrella made of palm leaves held on the other hand completes the attire. Onapottan visits houses on Uthradam and Thiruvonam days during Onam season and showers his blessings.  The elaborate preparations for the 'Maveli theyyam' starts on Atham day itself and those who perform as Onapottan used to observe strict vows earlier.  

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