This Article is From Apr 15, 2014

Keralities celebrate harvest festival 'Vishu'

Keralities celebrate harvest festival 'Vishu'
Thiruvananthapuram: Keralites today celebrated the harvest festival 'Vishu' with traditional fervor, with the hope of having a season of peace and prosperity.

People woke up in the wee hours to see 'Vishukkani', the ceremonial sighting of auspicious articles like rice, fruits, gold coins and flowers tastefully arranged in brass vessels, symbolizing hope and promise.

Heavy rush of devotees, dressed in their best attire, was witnessed in major temples, including Guruvayur and Sabarimala (shrine of Lord Ayyappa), where elaborate arrangements had been made. 

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The devotees thronged the temples for Vishu darshan.
    
Keeping up the long tradition, elders gifted coins to children as part of the custom known as 'Vishukaineettam'