Onam which is the state festival of Kerala falls in the malayalam month of Chingam (First Onam is on Friday, 20th August, Thiruvonam 2021 will be celebrated on Saturday, 21st August. Third and Fourth Onam falls on Sunday, 22nd August, and Monday 23rd, August respectively). Onam marks the commemoration of Vamana, Lord Vishnu’s Avatar and the homecoming of King Mahabali. In fact Thiruvonam is Vamana Jayanthi.Often the story is misinterpreted and depicted in a wrong way. Vamana never pushed Mahabali to Pathalam with his foot.Also Mahabali is shown as a comic character with a huge belly.