Vishukkani Darshan Organized by Sree Ayyappa Sewa Samithi – Dwarka

The most important festival for the Malayalees is the VISHU which is traditionally celebrated as a New Year in the Malayalam Calendar, and the important event in Vishu is the “VISHUKKANI” which literally means “the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up”. The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles like raw rice, fresh lemon, golden cucumber, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers (konnapoo), and a holy text and coins, in a bell metal vessel called uruli in the puja room of the house. A lighted bell metal lamp called nilavilakku is also placed alongside. This is arranged the night before Vishu. On Vishu, the custom is to wake up at dawn and go to the puja room with eyes closed so that the Vishukkani is the first sight in the new season. 

On this auspicious occasion on Sunday the 14th April 2013, Sree Ayyappa Sewa Samithi, Dwarka had organized 2 buses to have the Vishukkani Darshan at Uthara Guruvayoorappan temple, Mayur Vihar, Phase I and Sree Ayyappa Temple, R.K.Puram. 

The bus started from Adarsh Apartment, Sec:3, Pocket:16 by 5.00 A.M. and had picked all the devotees of Dwarka from Sectors and reached Guruvayoorappan Temple, Mayur Vihar, Phase I. A total of 120 Devotees joined the Darshan. All the devotees had the Darshan at Uthara Guruvayoorappan Temple and returned to Sree Ayyappa Temple, R.K.Puram by 8.30 A.M. Like last year, Sree Ayyappa Sewa Samithi – Dwarka has organized this trip successively 2nd year in a row. The travel en-route was borne by Sree Ayyappa Sewa Samithi – Dwarka. After finishing the Darshan, Sree Ayyappa Sewa Samithi -Dwarka Committee Members had dropped all the devotees of Dwarka at their respective places.