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VISHU – Shubh Mangal Ho
Vishu is a Hindu new year festival celebrated in Kerala and nearby Tulunadu region of Coastal Karnataka. The festival follows the solar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar as the first day of month called Medam. Normally Vishu festival falls in the month of April. The start of the month in which this festival is celebrated is known as Medam in Malayalam calendar. 2017 Vishu festival falls on 14th of April. Always the official date of Vishu is set by the Indian National Calendar. “Vishu” means “equal” in Sanskrit language. Vishu festival day marks the Sun’s transit to the zodiac Mesha Rashi as per the Indian Astrological calculations.
The natives in Kerala observe Vishu with lot of colorful rituals. It signifies prosperity and is a festival of harvest. On the day of Vishu festival the Sun enters Aries Rashi and there is equal amount of day time and night time.
The importance of Vishu festival is to have the right start. According to the story Lord Shri Krishna killed the demon Narakasura on this day and hence the Vishu festival reason is the celebration of this victory.
A good harvest brings in joy to the common people and it means that their barns will be full. Vishu is celebrated to offer prayers for a good and prosperous year ahead of us.Wishes to every one, a very Happy and Blessed Vishu.