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 Bhuloka Vaikunta which means the “Holy abode of Lord Vishnu. This temple witness’s a huge rush of devotees and pilgrims throughout the year for darshan of the Lord.
The new year day for Malayalees falls on the first day of Medam ( mid April) that is celebrated as Vishu. The Malayalees strongly believe that the good fortunes and prosperity for the next year largely depends on the nature of the articles that a person sees in the early morning of Vishu.
As per the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, for this main purpose, Kani that means an omen with articles such as yellow flowers, betel nuts, rice, golden coins etc are grandly displayed in front of the Hindu deity.
It is to be highly noted that thousands of Malayalees largely prefer to witness Vishukkani at Guruvayur on Vishu early morning. It is to be higly noted that huge crowds stays overnight inside the courtyard of shrine, which is particularly permitted on this auspicious day. The temple’s door is opened for darshan at 2.30 AM on 14 April 2021.
The devotees and pilgrims, who visit this particular temple for Vishukkani, close their eyes and enter the main temple and set their eyes open on Vishukani that is well decorated in front of the deity. This is followed by Vishu puja at this temple.