Significance of Vishukkani Darshan, importance of Vishukani Darshanam. What is Vishukkani Darshan? When is Vishukkani celebrated?
The auspicious sight or the Vishukkani is the arrangement of a yellow laburnum flower known as ‘konna pua’, the traditional bronze vessel ‘Uruli’ filled with rice, fruits such as mangoes and jack-fruit, vegetables such as snake gourds and gourds, bell metal mirror with a white, ornaments made of gold, pleated cloth tied to it’s handle (putatively used by Goddess Parvati), items used for daily worship (asthamangalam), a split coconut, clothes with pure gold zari, some coins in a silver cup, a traditional vessel, a ‘grantha’, some water in ‘od ‘,which is the Bhagwat gita or a palm leaf manuscript.
The night before Vishu, the Vishukani is grandly prepared by the eldest member of the family and the family members, relatives and friends supposed to largely view it only after midnight at early dawn. In front of an image of the Hindu God, Lord Vishnu and diyas, the kani is place and the lamps are lit up. In most cases, the lamps are made of coconut halves plus normal lamps are also lit up.
The oldest or eldest member of the family, early in the morning of the festival after having largely viewed the kani and done her puja, she or he blindfolds each and every member of the family and leads them in front of the grand display.
The prime idea behind this particular ritual is that each and every member of the family views at the Vishukkani, the first item in the early morning. This act ensures good fortune during the coming year.