16 April, 2007

Happy Vishu !!!!





HERE'S WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY, SAFE, PEACEFUL, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS YEAR TO COME !!

What does Vishu signify?

On the day, the Sun leaves Meena Rasi and enters Meda Rasi, it is Vishu Sankraman and Vishu is celebrated the next day. This is near vernal equinox, one of the two occasions of the year when day and night are of equal length, owing to the Sun crossing the Equator.

Vishu Kani and Vishu Kaineetam are the highlights of the celebrations.

One the eve of Vishu, a mirror, rice, dal, specified vegetables and fruits, ornaments and coins are arranged in the puja room. In the early hours, the senior most member of the family wakes up and lights the traditional lamp in the Kani. The oldest member of the family then wakes up the others and leads them one by one with their eyes closed to the Kani. Then they open their eyes to the light and prostrate before the deity. The oldest member then hands out Vishu Kaineetam.

This festival shares the spirit that is normally observed in all festivals of Spring - the spirit of Hope and Expectations that a new dawn brings with it.

2 voice(s) said so:

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Happy Vishu

Sush said...

Though I heard about vishu, did not know this much in detail, the docaration is awesome and the writeup is very good..thanks for sharing