Vishu is an agricultural and religious festival in Indian state Kerala. Vishu is celebrated on Medam (Aries) 1st of the Malayalam month. Scientifically speaking, this is also the time when the Sun enters Aries. Vishu means equal. That is, a rare day with equal night and day. Vishu, which is celebrated on the day of Aries, has that special feature.
Kerala Vishu festival in other states and countries? Yes, we can find some possibilities in other Indian states and Southeast Asian countries. Let’s take a look at what it is.
There are similar celebrations not only in Kerala but also in some states of India and some Southeast Asian countries. Celebrations similar to Vishu are held everywhere in the form of Karshikothsavam (Agricultural festival) or New Year.
Celebrations similar to Vishu In other Indian states:
Odisha: Pana Sankranti
Puthand: Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka.
Ugadi: Karnataka, Andhra.
Bisu: Tulunad region of Karnataka and Kerala.
Vaisakhi: Punjab, Nepal.
Aluth Avuruddha: Sri Lanka.
Celebrations similar to Vishu in Southeast Asian countries:
Pai Mai: Laos
Moha Sankranti: Cambodia
Similarly, do you want to get some more information about Kerala?
Therefore, please check the previous post:- Why Kerala is known as God’s own country – Part 1 for more pieces of information about Kerala.
- Specialities of Kerala’s agricultural and religious festival Vishu - November 25, 2022
- Why Kerala is known as God’s own country – Part 2 - June 20, 2019
- Why Kerala is known as God’s own country - November 1, 2018