Colourful flowers, ‘Kuthuvillakku', auspicious jackfruit, coconut, fresh vegetables, paddy, coins, currency notes, gold-ornaments, new clothes and others will be decorated in front of the mirror along with the deity of Krishna on the eve of ‘Vishu', the Malayalam New Year. To commemorate the traditional festival, Nair Service Society celebrated ‘Vishu' at Kerala Kala Samithi here on Sunday. Women, children, elders and community members participated actively during the occasion.
‘Vishu' will be celebrated on the first day of Malayalam calendar month Medam. A festival filled with joy, happiness and prosperity. It was believed that what one sees in the morning as ‘Vishukkani' continues to stay throughout the year. So the family members wake up early in the morning and see all the auspicious and colourful things to stay prosperous throughout the year. Children were blind-folded and brought to watch ‘Vishukkani'. Cultural programmes were held to entertain the guests, TV artist Sajeesh Kuttanellur presented a comedy show. As part of the celebrations, the event was concluded with ‘Sadya' a traditional lunch.