Kerala, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning


“Vishukkani” in Malayalam means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”. Which is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian sate of Kerala marking the beginning of the new year.

New year, for us Keralites, starts mostly on 14th of April and it’s one of the most important day of the year.

The day begins with sight of vishukkani, with the belief of having a prosperous year ahead.

Sorry for the image quality as the shot was taken handheld in darkness 😦 as we are not supposed to switch on electric lights.

13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning”

  1. Love the candle light…it sets the perfect mood, it feels as if I could sit forever lost in all that is there. I am a big fan of high ISO shots in low light, the quality is still high and any grainy feel tends to add to the ambiance. Great shot Sreejith.


    1. Thanks a lot for your comments 🙂

      Yea, as you said, we used to sit in front of the lamps and pray for a a few minutes, it really feels heavenly.

      For kids, this is the favorite festival, as they get new dresses and money from elders and it’s celebrated with lot of fire crackers.


    1. Yea, In India itself there are many different calendars followed and there by many new years.

      If you are living in a city where people from across the nation live and work, you get many an opportunities to celebrate new year in a year 🙂


  2. ma che splendore, l’oriente e le sue tradizioni riescono sempre a trasmettermi un grandissimo fascino
    bellissimo blog
    felice nuovo anno

    but that heyday, the East and the traditions they always send me a great deal of charm
    beautiful blogs
    happy new year


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