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Vishu Festival at Hindu Community and Cultural Center

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Vishu is a New Year festival celebrated in Kerala state, South India. This occasion marks the Sun’s movement to the zodiac Mesha Raasi as per Indian astrological calculations.

The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani, which literally means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”. The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh linen, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, the yellow flowers konna, and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside.

On the day of Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with the eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first thing one sees.

Devotees throng the well-known temples like Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple to have a “Vishukkani Kazhcha” on the early hours of “Vishu” day.

Please mark your calendars & plan on participating in all the events with family and friends and receive divine blessings.

Kerala Vishu Festival

Event Plan:
6:00 PM Sankalpam, Lord Ayyappa Abhishekam
6:30 PM Bhajans ; Thalapoli, Harihara Putra Ashtotharam
7:30 PM Aarathi, Padi Pattu, Harivarasanam,Theertha Prasadam

Pooja and Price Details:
Archana $ 7
Ayyappa Abhishekam $ 51
Vishu Decorations $ 101
Monthly Ayyappa Abhishekam for one year $ 301

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