Vishu festival of Kerala

When we say or think of Kerala then the world of cultural tradition or custom comes to our mind. Kerala is ready to welcome its one of the important festival Vishu. Vishu festival is celebrated as harvest festival or new year of Kerala. It signifies the transition of the sun to the Medam Rashi (Aries first solar month). Sun transits this sign mostly from March 21 to April 20 each year.

Vishu festival

Vishu signifies the transition of the sun and the festival is new year of Kerala. It is believed that the first thing which you see on Vishu is what your whole year will be. People organize Vishu Kani, a displays of fruit and vegetables with gold coins so that the whole year be filled with happiness and prosperity in the family. This year it will be celebrated on Sunday April 15,2018.

Vishu is incomplete without Vishu Konna or Kanikkonna. It is a flower, Amaltas or Cassia fistula (botanical name) known as the golden rain tree. It is one of the favorite flowers of Lord Krishna. On the day of Vishu, lord vishnu or Sri Krishna (form of Vishnu) is worshipped. On this day eldest member in a family give coins as Vishukkaineettam. In after noon all get together to have lunch feast called vishu sadya.

The elderly person in the house lights up the lamp at dawn and blindfolds each member to open their eyes to see the lamp first.

  • Vishu Konna or Kanikkonna: Amaltas or Cassia fistula (botanical name) known as the golden rain tree.
  • Vishu Kani: Means “which is seen first on Vishu”
  • Vishukkaineettam: Distribution of wealth
  • Vishu sadya: Feast Lunch

Vishu 2018: Significance, Important Traditions and History of the Malayalam New Year

Karnataka election 2018- How to cast your vote?

Karnataka election 2018 date is announced for May 12, 2018 in all 224 constituencies of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The counting of votes and result announcement will take place on 15 May 2018. To cast your vote it is essential that voters follow the steps enlisted by the Election Commission of India.

Eligible citizens

To cast your vote, you must be eligible citizens like 18 years or above and a resident of the state that is going to polls. Persons
who are of unsound mind or disqualified due to ‘Corrupt Practices’ or offences relating to elections are not entitled to be registered in the electoral rolls.

What is a Electoral roll?

It is an official list of the people who are entitled to vote in an election. To cast your vote in an election, your name must be in the voters list. For every constituency, there is a list of voters. The electoral rolls are prepared Assembly Constituency wise. To cast your vote, the first and foremost requirement is that your name should be in the electoral roll. Therefore, it is your duty to find out whether your name has been registered and included in the Electoral roll. If you are not registered then you can file claim in Form No. 6 for inclusion of your
name in the electoral roll.

  • Form-6(Inclusion): for inclusion of his name in the roll
  • Form-6A(Inclusion-Overseas): Inclusion of Name in Electoral Roll by an Overseas Elector
  • Form-7(Deletion): for deletion of his or any other person’s name
  • Form-8(Modification): for change of address if new address in same polling area
  • Form-8A (Transposition): for change of address if new address in another polling area

How can I enrol for Karnataka election 2018

To enrol your name in electoral roll, you need to register yourself. You can register online for adding your name in voters list.

Creating the account

  • Visit the website
  • Click Register
  • Create an Account
  • After creating your account your password will be communicated via e-mail and SMS.

Log in

  • Visit the website
  • Log in with your Userid (Userid will be your e-mail) and password to submit your applications.
  • Be sure to print the acknowledgement that you receive upon submission.
  • Submit the print out to your nearest Election Registration Office.
  • To view Electoral Registration Officer(ERO) Details in Bangalore

Karnataka election 2018

  • Last date for Enrolling your name for Karnataka election 2018 is April 14, 2018
  • Election Date on May 12, 2018 (Saturday)


Minchina Nondani voter enrolment drive for Karnataka election 2018

“Minchina Nondani” means Lightning registration or quick registration is the mantra for Karnataka election 2018. The ‘Minchina Nondani’ (special voter enrolment drive) is a special drive initiated across the State by the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka. Minchina Nondani held in on April 8 Sunday and the response was good.

Karnataka election 2018

The Election Commission of India has taken several measures to make the poll process smooth and for the convenience of the voters. Among the steps are to set up voter service centres near the booths on behalf of the Commission to make the election process smooth, effective and transparent. At these service centres, voters can clear their doubts on the election and the voting process. Last day for enrolment is April 14, 2018. Those who enrol after April 14 won’t be able to vote for this election which will be held on May 12, 2018.

New voters who have turned 18 and above as on 1.1.2018 had to carry their birth certificate and any one of the documents — Aadhaar card, passport, ration card, electricity bill, house rent agreement, bank pass book or driving licence — to prove their place of residence. They had to carry two passport size photographs to be handed over to officials. NRIs had to carry a separate set of documents and fill special forms.

Before April 14, 2018:

  • Visit the polling booth near your house to check if your name is in the voter list.
  • If your name is missing in your polling booth may be your polling booth has changed. Confirm the polling booth and even if your name is missing, enrol in the Special Enrolment Drive.
  • Visit the polling booth with two passport size photos, ID and address proof.
  • Last day for enrolment is April 14, 2018.
  • You can Register for enrolment by online.