Vishu Festival in Kerala
With the auspicious Vishu festival, the God’s Own Country steps into a New Year of harvesting and prosperity! One of the most highly celebrated festivals in Kerala; it is a one-day annual festival that is usually celebrated in the English month of April or on the first of the Malayalam calendar.
Mostly celebrated by the Hindus, Vishu festival in Kerala is characterised by illuminating fireworks and colourful lights. Locals begin with the vigour and enthusiasm of Vishu by buying new clothes, following the traditional ways of offering money, and the revelry of the festival continues with the gala Vishu feast called ‘Sadya’.
The celebration continues with arranging auspicious elements like rice, coins, fruits, vegetables, betel leaves, arecanut, mirrors, flowers, holy texts, and other material around the statue of Lord Krishna in the prayer room of the house. All these arrangements are made on the previous night as according to the legends, the first sight on the day of Vishu symbolises or decides the rest of the year for the locals! Legends also have it that the Sun God or the ‘Surya God’ started rising from east on the day of Vishu, and hence the festival is celebrated with utmost devotion and integrity.
Celebrated Across:All Over Kerala
Celebration Month:First Day of Malayalam Calendar
Last Celebrated On:14th April, 2016
Next Celebration On:14th April, 2017