How to Prepare Vishu Kani for Vishu 2013

Vishu is one of the important festivals malayalees celebrated with great joy and happiness. Vishu kani is the most important thing in Vishu. In this article, we describe about 'How to Prepare Vishu Kani' in Vishu Day in 2013. This article clearly describes the materials and things needed to arrange Vishukani. Also read for knowing the importance and significance of Vishu Kani.

Vishu is one of the most important festival in Kerala. Malayalis celebrated Vishu in the first day of Malayalam month 'Medam'. Vishu also indicates the starting of the New Malayalam year. Normally Vishu comes on April 14 every year. The date of Vishu in 2011 is April 15, Friday. Vishu is a festival of Joy and prosperity to Keralites.

Importance of Vishu Kani

Vishu Kani is the most important event related to Vishu. Kani Kanal is the most important thing which every Malayali usually followed on the day of Vishu. Meaning of 'Kani' is first sight. The first thing you seen in a day will decide your day. So, the first thing you seen in the Vishu day will decide your luck and prosperity in the coming year since Vishu day is the New Year. Vishu Kani will be arranged in every houses and also in temples. Vishu Kani darshanam in Shabarimala Ayyappaswami Temple, Guruvayoor Sreekrishna Temple and Ambalapuzha Sreekrishna temple are very famous.

How to Arrange Vishu Kani

Normally everyone have some doubts in arranging Vishu Kani. Only few peoples actually know the full materials and things needed for prepare Vishu Kani. Here we given you the complete list of items for preparing Vishu Kani. When you are ready with these materials, you can prepare a very good Vishu Kani for the wealth of your family.

List of Vishu Kani Items

First prepare the following items:

Uruli or Silver/Copper Vessel
White Kasavu Pudava / Mundu/ Neryathu
Silver/Gold coin
Gold Ornaments
Little rice
Kanivellari( yellow Cucumber)
Golden Colored Mango fruit
Halved Jackfruit
Halved Coconuts
Aranmula Vaalkannadi
Statue or Picture of Krishna
Nilavilakku (Oil Lamp)
and Finally Konnapoovu and some other flowers

If you are ready with the items for Vishu Kani, first arrange the things in Uruli. First pit vegetables, fruits and rice in the Uruli. The ornaments and clothes should be on the side along with Aranmula Kannadi to watch your face on it. Try to get some fresh white clothes with Kasavu kara and never use unwashed or used clothes for Vishu Kani. Arrange the Konnapooand other flowers. place the garlanded deity of Lord Krishna behind the Kani. Arrange the Nilavilakku in such a way that it lamps before the diety. try to put 3 or 5 thiri in the oil lamp. Never put even number of thiris in Nilavilakk. After all, the Vishu Kani will be like this:

Vishu Kani

Vishu Kani should be prepared on then night before Vishu day. It will be prepared by the senior lady in the house. On the early morning in Vishu day, master of the house first see the Kani and then the other family members. On the vishu day, traditional Vishu Kanji will be prepared. Vishu Sadya will also be there.

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