Apr 16, 2023


Vishu signifies the Sun’s transit into the Medam month in Malayalam language ~ first zodiac sign – and falls on the spring equinox. During the equinox, a day has equal number of hours of daylight and darkness, which describes the origin of the word “Vishu” which means Equal, Equinox, distance of; fit time for making gifts; occurs between the spring and summer

A festival of Vishukkani~ “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”; a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles intended to signify prosperity, including rice, fruits and vegetables, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers called konna (Cassia fistula), holy texts and coins;

Of decorating with lamps and bursting of firecrackers (Vishupadakkam);
buying of new clothes (Puthukodi);
the tradition of giving money ‘Vishu-kai-neettam’ to the young;

Of Vishu feast or Sadya, which consist of equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items like Veppampoo-rasam, Mampazha-ppulissery, Vishu kanji and Vishu katta.

Wish you all ABUNDANCE not just from me and my loving family and friends and colleagues at Mantra – but from all of us who originally hail from the tiny, verdant, hilly, coastal southwest state of Kerala in India which is iconic by it’s tourism tag of being God’s Own Country – and the devil knows why!

Just another good reason to join 7 or 8 different states in their cultural celebration of a New Year across India! Do we Indans need a reason to celebrate Peace, Harmony and Goodwill upon the World – LOKA SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU! HAPPY WORLD ALWAYS …..

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