When is Vishu (विशु) in 2016
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Vishu (विशु) in 2016 will be observed on Thursday, 14th April.
As per Malayalam calendar, Vishu (विशु) is observed on the first day of Medam month.
Vishu (विशु) celebrates the beginning of the Malayali New year. Vishu (विशु) is one of the most important festival celebrated in ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala and Tulunadu region of southern India. Vishu (विशु) is usually observed in the second week of April month. However, Vishu (विशु) in 2016 will be observed on Thursday, 14th April.
Vishu (विशु) is an auspicious day for Keralites & Tuluvas. Out of all the festivities and celebrations, the most important one is Vishukkani. Vishukkani means the ‘first thing seen after waking up on Vishu day’. Just a night before various arrangements are done for this ritual. Articles like lemons, raw rice, betel leaves, cucumber, metal mirror, arecanut, yellow flowers konna are put in a bell metal vessel. On Vishu day, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the pooja room with eyes closed so that Vishukkani is the first sight in the morning. Various other prayers, poojas and activities are followed for rest of the day.