Mahabali (IAST: Mahābalī, Devanagari: महाबली, Malayalam: മാവേലി... -

Mahabali (IAST: Mahābalī, Devanagari: महाबली, Malayalam: മാവേലി...

wikipedia - 14 Sep 2016
Mahabali (IAST: Mahābalī, Devanagari: महाबली, Malayalam: മാവേലി, മഹാബലി, Telugu:మహా బలి (బలి చక్రవర్తి )), also known as Mahabali or Māveli, was a benevolent Asura King in ancient Hindu mythology. Mahabali was the great great grandson of sage Kashyapa, great grandson of Hiranyakshipu, the grand son of Prahlada and son of Virochana. After failing to fulfill his promise to provide 3 steps land for Vamana, Vamana sends Mahabali to live in netherworld for some period Pleased by Mahabali's d

Mahabali in the time of Baahubali

Frontline - 13 Sep 2017
His name, Mahabali, signified the ultimate sacrifice, but he was hereinafter—so went the unsigned contract—to be called the demon king, and the stigma stuck in perpetuity. Be that as it may, the demon king was good governance personified, and so no ...

Mahabali debuts at shadow puppetry on Thiruvonam Day

The Hindu - 03 Sep 2017
Taking a major deviation from their age-old practice of adapting from Kamba Ramayana, performers of the shadow puppetry form Tholpavakkoothu are now spreading the egalitarian concept of Onam by making Asura king Mahabali the central character of ...

Mahabali reimagined, sans pot belly

The Hindu - 05 Sep 2017
A jolly good fellow with a cycle-bar moustache and an unmistakable pot belly. This was how the good king Mahabali — at the root of the Onam legend — has always been portrayed. There are those who hold that this image of the legendary king is in tune ...

Onam, Mahabali and the Narrow Imaginations of the Right

The Wire - 04 Sep 2017
The Hindu Right's engagements with Onam and associated images like Mahabali continue to generate heated public debates in Kerala. The latest example was a legal suit filed by the Hindu Aikyavedi (Hindu United Front) against the setting up of a Mahabali ...

Row over Mahabali statue in Kerala temple during Onam

Press Trust of India - 30 Aug 2017
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (PTI) Ahead of the Onam festival, a controversy is brewing over steps to erect a statue of demon king Mahabali, the mythical ruler around whom festival lore revolves, in the premises of a temple in Kerala. The Travancore ...

Asura statue irks Sangh

The Telegraph - 01 Sep 2017
1: A state-backed plan to install a statue of demon king Mahabali at a temple to Vamana, incarnation of Vishnu, has drawn protests from a Hindu outfit amid Kerala's ongoing Onam festival. Mahabali, whom mythology paints as a just ruler, was banished ...

Mahabali goes 'missing' from Kochi, police complaint lodged

onmanorama - 03 Sep 2017
Kakkanad: Even the most righteous king Mahabali could not 'save' himself from the clutches of a group of thieves in the modern day Kerala. A huge cutout of Mahabali, which was erected in front of a park at Mavelipuram, was found missing Friday.

The King and I

The Hindu - 24 Aug 2017
It's that time of the year again when Mahabali (Maveli) makes his annual trip to his beloved Kerala, where his subjects wait to welcome him with open arms, fun, feasts and festivities. With still a week to go for the festival proper, Mahabali the ...

A pictorial retelling of Mahabali's story

The New Indian Express - 08 Sep 2017
A massive and majestic mural painting showcased at the palace titled 'Aayiram Pookkalal Oru Mahabali Katha' has won critical acclaim. The painting, on a seven metre long and three-metre wide canvas, depicts the various incidents from Mahabali's story.

MASCONN celebrates Onam festival in Trumbull - 19 Sep 2017
A four-hours long cultural extravaganza, with a break for the traditional lunch feast Onamsadhya, kicked off with the lighting of the traditional nailavilakku, a lamp, followed by the 'arrival' of the legendary King Mahabali, who was welcomed to the ...

How Kerala celebrates its 10-day long Onam festival

Economic Times - 28 Aug 2017
The first day of Onam celebration starts with people visiting the temples in the morning. It is believed that King Mahabali starts his preparations to descend from Pathala (netherworld) to Kerala on this day. The Onam celebrations across the state ...

Crafting an Onam tradition

The Hindu - 24 Aug 2017
The tradition of consecrating the Onavillu in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, according to the traditional craftsmen, has a colourful legend behind it, linking it to Mahabali, the legendary Asura king, and the Onam festival. Legend has it that when Vamana ...

Onam 2017: Date, Rituals and Significance

The Quint - 29 Aug 2017
According to legend, Onam is celebrated to welcome and honour the spirit of King Mahabali – a demon King. Despite being a demon king, Mahabali is revered widely in Kerala for his generosity and fair rule. This is why on Thiruvonam, his return is ...

Keralites welcome Mahabali on Onam

NYOOOZ - 04 Sep 2017
Summary: Mumbai Police displayed a humane face in different parts of the city with its personnel distributing food packets, helping people to safety from flooded localities and engaging in general bonhomie with the public. Careerz n Coursez. Mumbai ...

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