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Onavillu – Unique Offering at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Trivandrum in Kerala

Onavillu is a unique offering at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple at Trivandrum in Kerala during Onam festival. Onavillu is a bow – tapering on both sides – painted with pictures of Ananthasayanam, Dasavatharam, Srirama Pattaabhishekam, Sri Krishna Lila, Sri Sastha and Mahaganapathi.

The bows are consecrated on the Onam day. The bows will be removed on the third day after Onam and distributed to devotees. The bow is considered to be a symbol of prosperity.

Devotees wishing to acquire Onavillu have to place a booking at the temple. The cost of an Onavillu is around 2000 rupees.