Celebration of Vishu Festival in Kerala


Kerala, enriched with a wide range of festivals is one of the best chosen destinations of tourists all over the world. Let's see here some of the traditions followed on Vishu festival. Vishukani, vishu kaineettam and crackers are some of the highlighting features of Vishu.

Vishu is one of the traditional festivals celebrated in Kerala. You can find many stories related to Vishu festivals online. In this article, we are going to see some of the highlighting features of Vishu festival.

We will start with vihukani darshanam. Vishukani is generally described for arranging the idol of Krishna with flowers, lights, fruits and ornaments. As per history, viewing vishukani is found to be very auspicious to provide immense joy and prosperity in life. Some of the highlighting products used for the making of vishukani darsanam include Krishna idol, yellow flowers, golden cucumber and metal mirror. Apart from the above specified materials, you can also put a wide range of other substituents like rice, turmeric, saffron, traditional Kerala saree and gold coins in vishu kani darshanam.

Ghee lamps are usually lighted up in kani darshan to bring out prosperity throughout the year. Similar to vishukani darshan, vishu kaineettam is another highlighting feature of this traditional festival. Here, elders will give coins and currencies to young ones. Similar to other festivals, Vishu is also celebrated by buying crackers, new clothes and accessories to home. Another highlighting feature of Vishu is feast. Some of the common traditional recipes made during this auspicious day include payasam and sambar.

Recipes are generally made as per the taste of users. Today, you can even get vishu sadya in the form of packets from market. Visiting temple is another highlighting procedure of this traditional festival. Vishnu temples are generally visited during this traditional festival of Kerala.

Vishu festival is also connected with the story of Lord Rama in Ramayana. Apart from Kerala, Vishu is also celebrated in the southern part of Karnataka. What is the purpose of keeping metal mirror in Vishu kani? This is a common question heard from people. Generally, metal mirror is kept as a symbolic representation of Goddess.

Near to metal mirror, you can also put items like Beetel leaves, turmeric and rice in vessels made of uruli. Coconut made into two pieces are generally used to light the wicks. Turmeric with immense healing power is generally placed to prevent the occurrence of health issues in life. Similar to turmeric, yellow flower is another important item placed for the preparation of Vishu kani. Actually, this particular flower is considered as the ornament of Lord Krishna.

Apart from humans, Vishu kani is also shown to pets and other animals in home. Vishu kani darshanam in Guruvayur temple had already gained popularity all over the world. Apart from Guruvayur, you can also view a fabulous decoration of idols in temples like Sabarimala.


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