Vishu Kani and Vishu kaineetam are the highlights of the celebration followed by a sumptuous meal
Hope atleast some of you have heard about VISHU, one of the two harvest festivals celebrated by Kerala State. The other harvest festival celebrated by Keralaites is Onam, which falls mostly after the monsoon season ends.
While Kerala celebrates Vishu, some parts of the neighboring state Karnataka, especially Uduppi and Mangalore celebrate it as Bisu. Vishu Kani and Vishu kaineetam are the two integral ingredients of the day. Ofcourse not forgetting the Sadhya (elaborate vegetarian meal usually served on banana leaves)
This is a ritual followed meticulously by the people, this means the first sight of the day.
On the day of Vishu, the elders in the family gifts money children, servants and tenants.
Vishu also marks the beginning of the astrological calendar (zodiac calendar). The lunch is another main attraction of Vishu served with many varieties of vegetable dishes.