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Vishu is a Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala, usually in the month April. It is also called as a festival of light and fireworks.Vishu is often considered as the first day of the Zodiac Calendar.Vishukkaineetam, the tradition of giving moneyto younger ones in the family, or hosts giving money to tenants or servants is considered as a custom along with Vishu.Vishu feast or Sadya is another specialty of Vishu.
The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani, whichincludes rice, fruits and vegetables, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers called konna (Cassia fistula), holy texts and coins, usually in the prayer room of the house.The VishuKani is meant to bring prosperity in our home starting from Vishu Day Medam 1st. The tradition of buying of new clothes for the occasion of Vishu is called Puthukodior Vishukodi.On Vishu, devotees often visit templesto have a 'VishukkaniKazhcha'. Vishuspreads the love, happiness and hope to the society.

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