Vishu festival is an auspicious day which marks the beginning of Malayalam Astrological New Year in Kerala. Ayyappa Maha Padipooja is also celebrated in Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple and many other Temples across the world. In 2015, Vishu date is April 15.
Apart from Vishukkani Darshanam at Sabarimala Temple, Maha Padipooja is another important ritual to watch at the temple.
Vishu Mahapadipooja is also observed in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, and many other South Indian cities and temples.