Happy Vishu to Viewers
Today (15 April 2011) is the holy festival of Vishu. The inner significance of Vishu is to cultivate sacredness in our mind. On the Vishu day, the custom is to wake up early before sunrise in the morning and proceed towards the puja room with closed eyes and the see the Vishukani first. This ritual is called the Kanikanal. It is believed that the fortune of the New Year depends on the first thing one sees on the Vishu day. So people prepare the Vishukani for Kani Kanal with much importance so as to bring in another year of prosperity. The eldest member of the family starts giving Vishukaineetam to every younger family member. Vishukaineetam is the ritual of giving silver coins (in olden days) or money to other members of the family and wishing them that the coming years will be blessed with prosperity and success.
The traditional Vishu Sadhya is prepared at homes with Payasam and all the family members join together to have a delicious Sadhya. All festivals in India is aimed at creating an awareness of Unity and Brotherhood wishing each other all the very best of happiness and prsoperity and good health. I thank GOD that I am very much a part of this Indian Culture where priority is given to love and unity among all the family members allowing friends too to be a part of the great celebration.