Tiru Onam
This festival, specially important in the state of Kerala, marks the day on which the day on which the great emperor of Kerala, Bali was blessed and granted liberation by the Supreme Divine. Emperor Bali was famous for his deep devotion to the Lord and the great solicitude he had for the happiness and prosperity of his subjects. Bali's liberation was granted through a personal visit of the Divine in the form of a Brahmin Dwarf (the incarnation Vamana).