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How Vishu Malayalam New year celebrated in Kerala? Is there any tradition to celebration?

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Asked by hitler, 14 Apr '12 08:31 am
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Vishu is one of the most important Festivals of Kerala and other adjacent regions of Tamil Nadu on the first day of the Malayalum month of Medam (April-May). However this special day is not only celebrated in Kerala but also in other parts of India as well in different names. In Bihar this day is celebrated as Bihu, in Punjab it known as Baishakhi and in Tamil Nadu, this day is observed as Puthandu.

In Kerala, Vishu is uniquely different from other festivals. Vishu is considered as the auspicious beginning of a New Year by the Keralites in the month of Medam, although Chingam is the first month of the Malayalam calandar (Kolla Varsham). They commonly believe that the fortunes of the forthcoming year depend on the object first seen by them in the morning of Vishu day. Thus the most significant rite related to Vishu is the Kani Kanal, literary meaning the first sight. On the previous night of the Vishu, a Kani (an omen) is prepared with all the materials that are considered auspiciou ...more
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 14 Apr '12 09:17 pm

 
  
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Vishu festival or Malayalam New Year falls on the first of Malayalam month of Medam (March-April). A number of rituals and customs are associated with the festival. It's not a pompous festival but more of a homely affair. People of Kerela like to spend it with their family members...............Auspicious day of Vishu marks the Sun's transit to the zodiac Mesha Raasi as per Indian astrological calculations.........
Answered by pradeep mishra, 14 Apr '12 08:36 am

 
  
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It is traditional for kerala
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 18 Apr '12 09:19 pm

 
  
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Vishu (also Bhigu in Assam) marks the Chaitra Sankaranti. It marks the Tamil new year (and not Malayalam New year as incorrectly thought of by many - Malayalam calendar year starts with Chingam or Simham). On Vishu day, people of Kerala celebrate by putting up what is known as Vishu kani. They place a mirror, a potful of rice, dal, fruits, vegetables, rupee coins, etc and see this in the morning soon after rising from bed and pray that the coming year might be happy. The usual feast follows.
Answered by mandook, 14 Apr '12 08:56 am

 
  
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