The Thrikkakara thiruvona sadya ( Onam feast) and the Thrissur's onam special pulikali (tiger dance) recently found a place in the National Geographic channel’s 'India’s Mega Festivals' series.
With this, the Thrikkakara feast that harks back to the origins of the Onam festival, and pulikali has won a global audience. This year, 25,000 persons reached Thrikkakara to take part in the feast. The serving of the sadya which began at 10.30 a.m. concluded only by 5 p.m.
The channel aired the first of the series in 'India’s Mega Festivals' programme at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. It is a 44-minute-long series presented in six parts by celebrity chefs Gari Mehigan and Pablo Naranjo Agular.
Besides the thiruvona sadya and pulikali, Ganesoltsavam, phoolon ki holi and Eid ul-fitr are also beamed in the series that celebrates India's great celebrations.
Gary Mehigan says that he was stunned into silence while witnessing the astounding display of devotion and the way they projected the rich culture of the country.