Vishu – Celebration and Rituals
Posted Date: 14-Apr-2011
: 10 (
A description of Vishu, the story, celebration and rituals.
In Indian culture we give importance to the well beginning of everything. Well beginning is the concept of vishu also. This is the astrological new year day. This day is considered as the best day to start any new venture. Vishu is celebrated by all Keralites irrespective of religion. Vishu is a celebration of Prosperity. People celebrate this day by wearing new dresses (Kodi), gifting money and new dresses (Kaineettam), having delicious lunch (Sadhya) , using fire crackers, etc.
Story Behind Vishu
There are a number of tales related to Vishu. One of the interesting stories is related to Sun. Sun is considered as one of the gods in Hinduism. Load Ravana, the ruler of Lanka did not allow sun to rise straight to earth. After Load Rama Killed Ravana , it is on a Vishu day Sun raised straight to (On the line of Equator), first time. It is also believed that the lord Vishnu killed Narakasura in this day.
The Main Rituals of Vishu are VISHU KANI, VISHU KAINEETTAM, VISHU SADHYA, ETC.
At the night before the vishu day, the elder lady of home prepares for the vishu kani. She arranges some vegetables, kani konna flowers, gold and coins in a vessel in the prayer room (pooja Muri), along with a lighted bell lamp(Nila vilakku). At the early morning of vishu day, all the members of the family come to the prayer room and have a look at Vishu kani. It is believed that the first scene at the first day of a the new year makes prosperity throughout the year. The celebration of vishu without kanikonna is not perfect. The flower of konna has a significant role in vishu kani.
After vishu kani, the next ritual is vishu kaineettam. Kaineettam means the gifts given by the elder member of the family (Graha Nathan) to other members of the family. The main gift items are cash and new clothes (Kody). Gifting money and clothes, shows the wealthness of a person. It is believed that by giving and receiving the kaineettam, the family's economical status will be better during the whole year.
In this day the ladies is the family prepare a delicious lunch (Sadhya). In this sadhya, banana leaves are used instead of plates. There will be pradaman (sweet)to make the sadhya richer .
Vishu Festival in Kerala
Vishu Releases 2011 in Malayalam Movie
Significance of Vishu
Vishu Kani 2011: Online Vishu Kani for Keralites
Vishu Kani Darshanam in Shabarimala Sree Ayyappaswamy Temple
Vishu Kani Dharshanam in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram for Vishu 2011
Vishu Kani Dharshanam in Guruvayoor Sreekrishna temple
How to make Vishu Kanji or Vishu Katta for Vishu 2011
Malayalam Vishu Scaps for Orkut-Happy Vishu 2011 Orkut Scraps in Malayalam
Happy Vishu Greetings cards in Malayalam- Free Vishu Greetings in Malayalam
Read related articles:
Did you like this resource? Share it with your friends and show your love!
Responses to "Vishu – Celebration and Rituals"
No responses found. Be the first to respond...
Notify me by email when others post comments to this article.
Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
to fill automatically.
(Will not be published, but
to validate comment)
Type the numbers and letters shown on the left.
Cijo George Thomas
Awards & Gifts
Subscribe to Email
Get Jobs by Email
Forum posts by Email
Articles by Email
Last 7 Days
Binil James ...
Copyright © SpiderWorks Technologies Pvt Ltd., Kochi, India. All Rights Reserved.