There's An Onam Swing Tradition; Shashi Tharoor's Video Greeting

by Politics | 22-08-2021 | 2673 views

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today posted a video of him participating in swing tradition as part of Onam - a harvest festival celebrated by Keralites. Today is 'Thiruvonam', the most auspicious day of the 10-day festival, which also celebrates the annual homecoming of legendary King Mahabali to Kerala.

"I was persuaded to get Into the spirit of things this year," the Thiruvananthapuram MP wrote, adding "one normally leaves the Onam swing tradition to young girls".

Mr Tharoor is seen dressed in a red kurta along with a white mundu (a garment worn around the waist) as he enjoys the swing tradition, also known as Onam Oonjaal, in the nearly 30-second video. The Congress MP celebrated Onam at his ancestral home in Palakkad with his extended family.

In an earlier tweet, Mr Tharoor mentioned that the ancestral house at Palakkad's Elavanchery village was the venue where he married Sunanda Pushkar in August 2010.

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