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 […]

Ayyappa Maha Padi Pooja on Vishu

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 […]

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 […]

10-day Vishu Festival at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

10-day Vishu Festival at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will begin on 10 April 2015. The temple will be opened on 10th for 10-day Vishu festival. Melsanthi Krishnadas Nampoothiri will open the Sreekovil of the temple at 5.30 pm in the presence of Thantri Kandararu Rajeevaru. As an ongoing temple practice, no ritual will be held at […]

Vishu 2015 | Zodiac Malayalam New Year 2015-16

Vishu is the Zodiac Malayalam New Year in Kerala. It marks the beginning of Meda Masam in Malayalam almanac, Kollavarsham. Mesha Sankranti, the transition of the Sun to Meda Rashi from Meena rashi heralds the Zodiac Malayalam New Year. Vishu Kani Darshanam (first sight on Vishu festival), Vishu Sadhya and Vishu Padakkam (bursting fireworks) are the […]

Vishukkani Darshan held at Sabarimala Temple

The annual Vishukani darshan at Lord Ayyappa temple will be held at 4 am on Friday. Preparations for the darshan like decorating the idol with diamond-studded ornaments and garlands were completed at 10 am on Thursday. With the opening of the Sreekovil by Melsanthi in the presence of Thantri at 4 am, the devotees will […]

Vishu, 15 April 2014

15 April 2014 is Vishu in Kerala. Vishu is the Malayalam Zodiac New Year day. It is the first day of Medam Month in Malayalam calendar (Kolla Varsham). This festival is also celebrated as Bisu festival in Tulu Nadu region in Karnataka and Chithirai Vishu (Puthandu) in Tamil Nadu. In some places Vishu is known […]

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 […]

Rituals, Customs of Vishu Festival

Vishu marks grandly the Astronomical New Year Day. This festival holds a lot of importance for Hindus. On the first day of calendar of the Malayalese, in the month of Medam or in the month of April-May as per Gregorian calendar. With joy and mirth, the festival of Vishu is largely celebrated. A lot of […]

Significance of Vishu Festival

Significance of Vishu Festival, importance of Vishu in Kerala. Mahatmya of Vishu festival for Malayalees.  Vishu is a grand day of feasting. The foods comprises of equal proportions of sweet, salty, bitter and sour items. Feast items comprises a sour mango soup is known as Mampazhappulissery and a bitter preparation of neem is known as […]

Vishu, 14 April 2012 (Zodiac Malayalam New Year)

Today, 14 April 2012 is Vishu (Zodiac Malayalam New Year) in Kerala. It marks the beginning of Meda Masam in Malayalam almanac, Kollavarsham. Mesha Sankranti, the transition of the Sun to Meda Rashi from Meena rashi heralds the Zodiac Malayalam New Year. Vishu Kani Darshanam (first sight on Vishu festival), Vishu Sadhya and Vishu Padakkam […]

Vishu 2011 or Malayalam Astrological New Year – 15 April

Vishu is the Malayalam Astrological New Year celebrated in Kerala on Vishuva Sankranti day which also marks the beginning of Meda masam. Vishu 2011 date is April 15, Friday. Vishu is considered as an important festival though it is not the actual New Year for Malayalam people of Kerala. The actual New Year falls on […]