Vishu is the new year of people of Kerala. In 2017 Vishu will be celebrated on 14th April 2017.
The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani (Vishu Kani), which literally means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”.
The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh lemon, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers konna (Cassia fistula), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli in the puja room of the house. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This is arranged the night before. On Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight of the new season.