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Vishu: The New Year Festival of Kerala

Posted on: April 11, 2009

ABOUT VISHUvishu-kani
Vishu is a Malayalum festival held in the state of Kerala (and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu) in Indian on the first day in the Malayalum month of Medam (April-May). Festival of Vishu is also known as the Malayalum New Year day and thus it becomes all the more important for the Malayalees regardless of their religion or sect. Simmilarly this festival is celebrated in almost all the places in India by the Hindus but by the different names. In Assam this day is called Bihu, in Punjab Baisakhi and in Tamil Nadu Puthandu.

VISHUKANI
vishu2007-001The Vishukani or the auspicious sight is the arrangement of ‘konna pua’, a yellow laburnum flower, fruits like jackfruit and mangoes, vegetables like gourds and snake gourds, ornaments made of gold, bell metal mirror with a white, pleated cloth tied to it’s handle (supposedly used by Goddess Parvati), the traditional bronze vessal’Uruli’ filled with rice, items used for daily worship (asthamangalam), clothes with pure gold zari, a split coconut, some coins in a silver cup, some water in ‘od ‘, a traditional vessal and a ‘grantha’, which is a palm leaf manuscript or the Bhagwat gita.

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