A video of a group of Malayalis celebrating the harvest festival in Antarctica has gone viral . The Onam celebrations are also known as a Pookalam .
Onam, the harvest festival, marks the return of the famous King MahabaliMaveli to the state.As the Onam festivities in Kerala come to an end, a video of a group of men celebrating the harvest festival in Antarctica has gone viral.Anand Mahindra, a biomedical engineer, posted a video of men and their Malayali spirit to honor Onam, which did not fade away despite the rising temperatures.The Onam celebrations are also known as a Pookalam.The one-minute video of various still and time-lapse photographs shows the men who are involved in making the traditional Indian art on the solid ice sheet well.The clip shows an enticing rangoli at the end of which is joined by a coconut in the middle.A user said, Please note that flowers in Antarctica are not widely available, so flowers were drawn on the frozen lake surface with a hammer, knife, and screwdriver.The pookkalam has been laid over the lake by five Malayalis from a 22-member team, who are stationed there as part of Indias 41st Antarctic Exploration Project.In the bitter cold of -25 degrees Celsius (or -13 Fahrenheit), the pookkalam was prepared outside the Bharti station, an Indian research station. The Malayali spirit is unbreakable.
You cannot prevent Indians from celebrating Onam. Even in Antarctica. Outstanding. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/JH2jTeCDQ2— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 21, 2022