Vishu festival is the dawn of another new year and is regarded as the main harvest festival throughout Kerala. Observers worship their god, Vishukkani with various traditional articles like golden cucumber, betel leaves, raw rice, yellow flowers or konna (Cassia fistula), arecanut, fresh linen, metal mirror, a holy text with coins in a bell metal vessel known as uruli, lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku. Entire arrangement is complete on the previous night so they would walk to the puja room next morning with eyes closed and Vishukkani would be the first object to see as they would open their eyes.
A Crying Boy. 1955 Photo. N G Nair Kerala travel 2010. Ever since my early childhood days in Vaikom Kottayam Dist. Kerala (where I grew up in a rural village) called thottakom I had been fascinated by the monsoon rains. Born as the son of teacher at Thottakom Vaikom, Kottayam District. Kerala State. Mountain ranges in Kerala consisting of the highland area of the Western Ghats.. Boating in Kerala BackWaters Happy Vishu 2010 Kerala Travel Thiruvananthapuram KOCHI ('QUEEN OF ARABIAN') N G Nair Kerala Travel Alappuzha Narmada making its way through the Marble Rocks The Beautiful Coastal Kerala BackWaters and My Home Town, Vishu (Malayalam:വിഷു)