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 as Bishu.
Vishukani is the most important ritual on Vishu festival in Kerala. Vishukani 2014 darshanam in Sabarimala Temple is given in the post of Vishukani darshanam 2014.
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 2014 date in USA & Canada – 14 April
Vishu 2014 date in UK & Europe, UAE & other Gulf countries – 15 April
Vishu 2014 date in Singapore & Malaysia – 15 April
Vishu 2014 date in Australia & New Zealand – 15 April
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).
Vishu, 15 April 2014 – Panchangam
Sun Rise 06:06 Sun Sets 18:47
Moon Rise 18:57 Moon Sets 05:56
Tithi Poornima Ends at 13:04
Nakshatram Chitta (Chitra) Ends at 23:02
Baalava Karana Ends at 24:53, Bava Karana Ends at 13:04
Harshana Yogam Ends at 20:18
North Indian Hindi calendar – Chaitra Month (Purnimant)
Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu Calendar – Chaitra Masam (Amavasyant)
Malayalam calendar – Medam Month
Tamil Calendar – Chithirai Masam
Bengali Panjika – Boishakh Month
Amrita Kalam 16:31 – 18:08 Duration: 01:37
Abhijit: 12:02:30 – 12:50:30
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 06:44 – 08:22 Duration: 01:37
Varjyam Kalam 28:58 – 30:34 Duration: 01:35
Rahu Kalam: 15:36:45 – 17:11:52
Gulika Kalam: 12:26:30 – 14:01:37
Yama Gandam: 09:16:15 – 10:51:22
Durmuhurthams: 08:38:12 – 09:28:56
Durmuhurthams: 23:18:16 – 00:09:00