Significance of Vishukkani Darshan

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, […]

Vishukkani Vili, a ritual of Vishu in Kerala

In the north Malabar region of Kerala, a practice prevalent that is traditional is Vishukkani Vili. This particular event involves children, who move in group or in large number from one house to the other within villages, shouting or calling ‘vishukaniye, vishukaniye.’ It is to be noted that when they arrive at different houses making […]

How to prepare Vishukkani?

The most important event of Vishu is Vishukanni. It is strongly believed by the Hindu Malayalees that what one witness on the dawn of the New Year will largely decide the prosperity and luck for the coming year. Therefore Vishukanni is seen by the Malayalees on the auspicious day of Vishu. Vishukanni is prepared by […]

Vishukkani: The age old Tradition of Vishu

In the Malayalam language, the word “Kani” literally means “that which is seen first”, therefore “Vishukkani” largely means “that which is seen first on Vishu”. The Vishukkani is a vista of auspicious items, comprising of fruits, flowers, vegetables, gold coins and clothes. It is grandly arranged by the mother in the family, in the puja […]

Vishu marks Kolla Varsham for Malayalees

A Hindu festival that is celebrated in the state of Kerala in Southern India is Vishu. It is also celebrated in the Tulunadu region (Udupi and Mangalore districts) in the state of Karnataka in Southern India. In the Gregorian calendar, it is usually celebrated in the second week of April. With Kolla Varsham, as per […]

Religious History of Vishu

Religious History of Vishu, what is the history of Vishu festival? The origin, Mythology of Vishu festival of Kerala. According to the local legends, in the incomplete literary work named Trikodithanam Shasanam written by Bhaskara Ravivarman has mentioned regarding Chithira Vishu. It is to be highly remembered that Bhaskara Ravivarman was a king who successfully […]

Vishu Pooja at Sabarimala Temple

Vishu Pooja at Sabarimala Temple, Vishu festival at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Vishu celebrations at Sabarimala Temple. Vishukani Darshanam at the temple. The eight day annual Vishu festival is grandly celebrated at the Sabarimala temple located in the district of Pathanamthitta in the state of Kerala in Southern India. The temple reopens for this purpose after […]

Vishu Puja at Guruvayur Temple

Vishu puja at Guruvayur temple is quite popular and famous among the Malayalees in Kerala. This temple is located in the district of Thrissur in the town known as Guruvayur in the state of Kerala in Southern India. The shrine is largely dedicated to Sri Krishna. This particular temple is referred by the Hindus as […]

Significance of Vishu Chal

Vishu Chal is an important event in the festival of Vishu. In Malayalam language, Chal means channel. On the auspicious day of Vishu, the spade that is used for agricultural purpose is decorated with rice powder and religious prayers done by the family members. After the prayer, the senior-most male member of the family and […]

Vishu Kanji, Vishu Katta: Breakfast on Vishu Festival

All the family members, with great desire consume Vishu Kanji or Vishu Katta on the day of Vishu as breakfast food item. The ingredients used for making this preparation are raw rice -2 1/2 cup ( unakkalari or pacha ari), grated coconut-5, Cumin seeds-1/2tsp and Salt-to taste. The cooking time taken is just one hour. […]

Vishu Kali & Vishu Kanhi

According to the local legends and astrologers, “Vishu also marks the occasion to find out the Kali Samkhya. This is based on the Samkhya philosophy of Hinduism concerning the material universe with all its movement of rotation, revolution, gravitation etc. The morning of the first day of the Malayalam month Medam is considered relevant for […]

Significance of Cassia fistula in Vishu Celebrations

Cassia fistula is known as Konna poo in the Malayalam language. It is also known as the golden shower tree by the local population across the world. It is a flowering plant in the family of Fabaceae. This plant is a native tree of Southern Asia. This plant or tree can be found from Srilanka […]

Story of Vishu Kanikonna Flowers

The Kanikonna flower is a part and parcel of Vishu festival. Behind its origin, there is an interesting legend. Once upon a time, there lived a boy named Unni in a village in south India. With great interest, he used to listen to the stories of Bala Krishna’s pursuits at Ambadi which was told by […]

Vishukaineettam’s importance in Vishu festivities

An important traditional ritual in direct connection with Vishu festivity is Vishukaineettam. It means a Hansel given wholeheartedly by elders or the eldest member of the family to all the children and other family members, relatives and friends. On the auspicious day of Vishu festival after immediately sighting the Vishukkani, the elder member in the […]

Quotes on Vishu by Satya Sai Baba

“The holy festival of Vishu is celebrated by Malayalees. All the Indian festivals are sacred and demonstrate great ideals. The Keralites (people from the State of Kerala, India) celebrate their festivals ONAM and VISHU in the most sacred way.” He further added, “With each festival one should cultivate divine feelings. When you contemplate on God […]

Vishu 2014, Vishu Festival 2014 date (Malayalam Zodiac New Year)

Vishu 2014, Vishu 2014 date. When is Vishu festival in 2014? Vishu is Malayalam Zodiac New Year. Vishu 2014 marks the beginning of 2014-2015 Malayalam Year, Kolla Varsham. Vishu is the harvest festival of Kerala observed on the first day of the Medam month (April – May) of Malayalam Calendar (Kolla Varsham). Vishu 2014 date […]

14 April 2013: Vishu Festival in Kerala (Zodiac Malayalam New Year)

Today, 14 April 2013 is Vishu festival in Kerala (Zodiac Malayalam New Year). It falls on Mesha Sankramana day on which Meda Masam begins as per Malayalam calendar (Kolla Varsham). Vishu also marks the beginning of New Year as per Tulu Nadu in Karnataka (Bisu festival). Vishu Phalam or Vishubhalam are the special predictions prepared […]

Science, Numerical derivations of Vishu Festival

The message of prosperity and auspiciousness is greatly conveyed by the festivity of Vishu among the Malayalees throughout the state of Kerala and the keralities living across the world. Through the widespread and large scale blooming of Kanikonna (Laburnum) flower, the immediate advent of this festival is grandly marked in Kerala. This particular blooming happens […]

When is Vishu celebrated?

The New Year day celebration of Malayalees is Vishu. On the first day of Malayalam month Medam, it is grandly celebrated with great devotion and dedication. It usually falls on the 14th of April as per the Georgian calendar. Vishu in the Sanskrit language means “equal”. This festival is celebrated in other parts of India […]

Items needed for Vishukkanni

In Kerala, Vishu is the Zodiac New Year for the Malayalees. On the day of Vishu festival, an assortment of auspicious articles which are viewed when a person opens one’s eyes is known as Vishukani, or Vishukkani. It is to be highly noted that the list of auspicious articles varies much from region to region […]