Monday, April 12, 2010

Vishu


Malayalees around the globe are celebrating Vishu on 15 th of April this year.Vishu is the first day of Malayalam year . Wikipedia says that the occasion signifies the suns transit to first Zoadiac sign as per Indian Astrology.Eventhough the official New year of Malayalees is in Chingam (Aug- Sep) ,Vishu is the Astrological New Year day of Kerala.

Back home Vishukkani is the most important thing about Vishu , we arrange fruits,vegetables,rice, grains etc in our Pooja room where we keep our Gods .We do all the arrangement in the night before and early morning my mom gets up first and she light the lamp(vilakku) and come and call us.We close the eyes and walk to the poojaroom and open our eyes to a bright future ahead by seeing the Vishukkani. Dad gives us kaineetam (money)which is the most exciting part.We also get Kaineetam from our Uncles, Aunts and all elderly persons. So Vishu is season of Pocket money !! In my place ( Kannur ) making uniappam and neyappam is very important for Vishu. So our kitchen will be very busy in the night, we make 100's of uniappam and in my place there is custom where children around the area come in gangs to see the Vishukkani. We have to give Kaineetam and unippam to them. Fire works is the other exciting part( not so excting for me as I m scared of Fire crackers).We spend so much money for it.We start the fire works on the previous night and finish it after seeing the vishukkani in the morning. Last but not least is our delicious sadhya(feast) !!

This year our Vishu is going to here , will really miss the vibrant celebration back home.But I will defintely arrange a Vishukkani and make a Sadhya.

25 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Happy Vishu To you!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Wish you a Happy Vishnu. I'd love to see your new post on it!

Priya said...

Happy vishu to u and ur family..

SathyaSridhar said...

Hai!!! Vinee,,,nice to see the vishu posting...we do exactly the same in our house too dear kani paarthal on the vishu day. thats soo exciting after woke up straight from the bed hv to close the eyes hv to go to pooja room n see the mirror with fruits,kuthuvizhakku n fruits with jewels n monies...that day's lunch will be big feast with kootu,avial,sambar, vadai, payasam there is lot more dear...this year me too miss the traditional way of vishu celebration..

sreevijii said...

happy vishu to you.

Sushma Mallya said...

Happy vishu to you vineetha,

AshKuku said...

Happy Vishu to every one celebrating Souramana Ugadhi.......!!!!! Including me..... ;-) Well arranged for the pooja....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

An Open Book said...

happy vishu in advance..and i look fwd to seeing your sadya specials:)

J said...

happy vishu to u and ur family

Swathi said...

vineetha,

Vishu arrived early there. I liked the vishu kani

Swapna Sree said...

Happy Vishu to you....

vineetha said...

Thank you all for ur vishu greetings..
@Swathi
No dear this kani from last year's Vishu :)

Deepa said...

Very happy Vishu to you and your family dear.
Hamaree Rasoi

Yummy Team said...

Happy Vishu in advance!! Nice post..

PranisKitchen said...

happy VISHU.3 MORE DAYS TO GO..
ANYWAY THANKS FOR SHARING SUCH A VISHUKANI FOR US.

Panchpakwan said...

Happy Vishu to you and your family..
Loved the way you all celebrate Vishu..

Gulmohar said...

Vishu asamsakal !!!

N S said...

Hppy Vishu to you and your family in advance.

simply.food said...

Happy Vishu.Wishing you awonderful and happy year ahead.

Dolly said...

Wow Vineetha...love this post..and glad to know how Vishu is celebrated in Kerala(Kunnur).. I do celebrate it here as well and we have the Vishukkani here..Back home my MIL showed me how to do it and I loved it so much..LOve ur picture...Happy Vishu to you and ur Family.

Ganga Joshi said...

My best wishes for all on vishu festival.

Pankaj said...

Happy vishu festival.

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shahana said...

Happy Vishu dear!

SathyaSridhar said...

Vinee,,,hw r u ter da maa..Hw ws ur celebration da maa..Yes,,we usually go to Guruvayurappan temple nearby our house.Our parents are in Tirupur, we got that temple nearby our house...

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