Vishu Darshan in Ayyappa Temple

Vishu Darshan in Ayyappa Temple

Sree Ayyappa Temple, Udaipur arranged ‘Vishukkani’ (Vishu Darshan) for devotees in the early hours of Vishu day on April 14, 2013. Vishu is the New Year festival of Kerala and is observed on the first day of the Malayalam month Medam which usually falls on April 14th.

 

Vishu Darshan in Ayyappa Temple

Sree Ayyappa Temple, Udaipur arranged ‘Vishukkani’ (Vishu Darshan) for devotees in the early hours of Vishu day on April 14, 2013. Vishu is the New Year festival of Kerala and is observed on the first day of the Malayalam month Medam which usually falls on April 14th.

The temple priest distributed ‘kaineetam’ (coins symbolizing beginning of prosperity). ‘Vishukkani’ or Vishu Darshan literally means the first thing to be seen on Vishu day, which is a traditional ritual of arranging several auspicious things to be seen on the Vishu day in the early morning.

Some of the items that are arranged in the pooja room include an idol of Lord Krishna, traditional ceremonial lamp, Kanikonna flowers (Amaltas or cassia fistula), raw-rice, golden cucumber, betel leaves, areca nut, jackfruit, various fruits, mirror, coins and coconut.

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