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Jewellers make floral pattern of precious stones for Onam in Kerala.

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Thrissur (Kerala), Sep 2 (ANI): A glittering floral pattern made of gold, pearls and precious stones gems; jewels.

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 has specially been designed to celebrate the harvest festival harvest festival
Noun

1. a Christian church service held every year to thank God for the harvest

2. any of various ceremonies celebrating the harvest in other religions
 Onam at Thrissur in on Wednesday.

A well-known jewellery group, Jos Alukkas creates such floral pattern every year, though with some innovation in Kerala. This year they have added a few diamond studs to add to the sparkle.

"Our designers in the showroom have created a golden 'pookalam' (floral pattern) and 'thrikaraapan' (Mahabali) on the occasion of Onam. We have used about six kilograms of gold, pearl, emeralds, traditional Kerala-style ornaments and Singapore diamonds," said Tony E, Manager, Jose Alukkas jewellery showroom.

The pattern is believed to bring good fortune to the showroom and increase sales during the festival.he pattern took three designers and over three days to complete.

Onam, a harvest festival, is celebrated in Kerala when young girls and women make flower patterns called "Pookalam" in local parlance Parlance - A concurrent language.

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 to welcome the mythical King Mahabali.

Onam recalls the story of mythical demon king Mahabali who created a kingdom in what is now Kerala.

The festival falls during the month of Chingam (August-September as per the Gregorian calendar Gregorian calendar

Solar dating system now in general use. It was proclaimed in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII as a reform of the Julian calendar. By the Julian reckoning, the solar year comprised 365¹⁄₄ days.
), the first month of the Malayalam calendar Malayalam calendar (also known as Malayalam Era or Kollavarsham) is a solar Sidereal calendar used in the state of Kerala in South India. The Era started in the year 825 AD.  and lasts for ten days.

Traditionally celebrated as a harvest festival, mythologically it is linked to Malayalee-Hindu folktales.By Juhan Samuel (ANI)

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