'Kani' means "that which is seen first", so "Vishukkani" means "that which is seen first on Vishu". This is arranged by the mother. It is considered good to read verses from Hindu Holy book Ramayan after seeing the "Vishukkani". People visit temples like SabarimalaAyyappan Temple, Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple in the early hours of to see the Vishukanni.
Children celebrate with burning firecrackers. New clothes are worn on this occasion and elders of the family give money ( Vishukkaineetam)to children, servants and other family members. On this day many food items are prepared as it is a day of feasting.
This day is considered as the first day of Zodiac Calendar. Kani Konna is major item that is a part of vishukanni. According to the age-old beliefs an auspicious kani at dawn on the Vishu day is lucky for the entire year.
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