Vishu – Kerala Festival

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Vishu signifies the sun’s transit into the Meda Raasi (first zodiac sign) and Keralaites celebrate Vishu as a New Year.

Vishu include buying of new clothes (Puthukodi) for the occasion, the tradition of giving money called Vishukkaineetam. Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles intended to signify prosperity, including rice, fruits and vegetables, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers called konna (Cassia fistula)

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishu

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