Fairy-tales and folklore have always been so fascinating, haven’t they? No matter how old you are, reading about a hidden tale is always interesting. Bringing one such tale to life were two people from God’s own country – Kerala.
Ancy Francis and her fiancé Arjun Maliackal wanted to do something different as part of their ‘Save The Date’ wedding invite.
With the help of Tuesday Lights, a wedding photography and videography company, what they came up has not just gone viral but is also winning hearts.
Each year, on Onam, the mythical King Maveli, considered to be one of the greatest kings to have ever ruled Kerala, is believed to ascend to Earth from the netherworld to meet his subjects.
This year, however, there was no Maveli, given the gloom that enveloped the state.
Read more in a previous article on The Better India here.
The video begins with images from the deluge just a few months ago.
So bad was the situation that this year, there were no Onam celebrations. Having taken the time to rebuild the state, every person in Kerala has been looking forward to Christmas.
Given how much Maveli was missed this year, it was only appropriate that he make a special appearance along with Santa Claus.
In the video, Santa writes a letter to Maveli inviting him to the state. He mentions that he will be waiting at the Kottayam KSRTC Bus Stand. Happy at receiving the invite, Maveli arrives at the station and seeing them together is bound to make you smile.
Together, they visit various places in the town, spreading cheer and joy wherever they go. Along the way, many happy people also stop them to click pictures with them.
Just as it was time for Maveli to return, Santa hands him an invitation to a wedding scheduled to take place on January 9, 2019. Santa then reveals herself and turns out to be the bride herself.
Given how much Maveli was missed this year, this video featuring him along with Santa has brought much cheer to all those who watched it.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)