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