K: #atozchallenge17

I found this an adorable picture. Isn’t it not cute? Little Lord Krishna is present in person to show the kani (the first auspicious sight of the day/new year) to Jesus Christ. This year the Hindu festival of Vishu and the commeration of the crucifixion of Christ, Good Friday, fall on the same day, tomorrow, April 14. 

The most important part of Vishu is Kani. Kani is the first thing you see on the day. A visual treat is set up with all the prosperous things, most of the prosperousity is in the colour of gold and yellow. The treat will have yellow vegetables – gourds, melons & fruits, yellow flowers, rice grains, gold coins, ornaments set around Lord Krishna in traditional golden colour vessels. Then mom/dad wakes each one of us, covers our eyes with the palm of their hands and walks us to the room where this kani is set. 

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K for kani. 


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34 thoughts on “K: #atozchallenge17”

        1. It is always confusing to me this Vishu – new year celebration. Because the first month in the Malayalam Calendar is Chingham which falls in August-September. Following many different calendars is always very confusing. Since these bring up happy occasions, no complaints.


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