Vishu 2016, Vishu Festival date in 2016, When is Vishu in 2016 in Kerala? In 2016, Vishu date is April 14.
Vishu is the harvest festival of Kerala observed on the first day of the Medam month (April – May) of Malayalam Panchang. Vishu 2016 date is April 14. Vishu is the first day in Malayalam calendar.
This festival is also celebrated in Tulu Nadu region in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In some places Vishu is known as Bisu.
Vishukani is the most important ritual on Vishu festival in Kerala. Vishukani 2016 darshanam in Sabarimala Temple is given in the post of Vishukani darshanam 2016. Vishu Phalam or Vishubhalam are the special predictions prepared by Malayalam Astrologers. It is believed reading or knowing Vishu Phalam of that year on Vishu gives a good start for the year.
Vishu 2016 date in USA & Canada – 14 April
Vishu 2016 date in UK & Europe, UAE & other Gulf countries – 14 April
Vishu 2016 date in Singapore & Malaysia – 14 April
Vishu 2016 date in Australia & New Zealand – 15 April (In Perth of Australia Vishu 2016 date is April 14)
Vishu festival also marks the day of Mesha Sankranti or Mesha Sankraman during which Sun transits to the first zodiac – Mesha Rashi or Aries zodiac. Literally, Vishu means equal and signifies one of the equinox. Malayalam calendar is also known as Kollavarsham.
Vishu festival or the first day of Medam month is considered as the astrological New Year day whereas the official Malayalam New Year starts in Chingam month (August – September).