Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Vishu

Vishu marks the New Year in accordance with the Malayalam calendar. Vishu starts with Vishukani which means the first sight after waking up. It consists of a ritual arrangement of raw rice, fresh fruits, golden cucumber, coins, our traditional dress, gold jewelery, mirror, golden shower all placed in a bell shaped bronze vessel in front of Lord Krishna with the lamp lighted. Actually we walk with our eyes closed to this arrangement and open our eyes to see it the first thing in the early hours of dawn. It is supposed to bring us prosperity the whole year through.  Back home firecrackers are burst with great fervour which we lack here.

Vishukani - Watercolour, 10x7 inches

Wishing all my dear friends a very happy, peaceful, prosperous and a safe Vishu, Tamil New Year, Baisakhi and everyone else celebrating their New Year :)


Linking it to Paint Party Friday



25 comments:

sush said...

Happy vishu to you Deepa and to your family.

Netty said...

Beautiful interpretation. Thank you for such an interesting post. Happy PPF, Annette x

Mary C. Nasser said...

So pretty!
I am your newest blog follower, too! :)
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Happy PPF!!
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Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

That pre-dawn walk sounds beautiful! I love your painting - there's such life and joy there.

Leo Paw said...

Ennum kanikandunaran orayiram nanmakal nerunnu. vishu ashamsakal.

magiceye said...

Happy Vishu to you and yours!!

lovely work!!

AmitAag said...

Great work Deepa, as alwyas! Happy Vishu!

Madhu Mathi said...

Happy Vishuu to you! :) I love that painting! :)

Rupertt Wind said...

Happy Vishu to you, Hope you had a wonderful kanni and got lots of kayyineetams.

Oh! that is a wonderful drawing you have there, so innocent!

pauline said...

THANK YOU for teaching us about Vishu and for sharing your lovely painting... Happy Vishu Deepa! xoxo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely painting ~ very elegant ~ wishing you a Happy New Year ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

D.Nambiar said...

Happy Vishu, Deepa. There was no Kani konna for our Kani :(

carlarey said...

Love your delicate style and color palette, it's very Spring-like.

Seema said...

Happy Vishu to you and your family...wonderful painting.

Sonia said...

Love its simplicity! you are very good! :)

Arti said...

A very happy and joyous Vishu to you and your family Deepa. Love the painting, it is so serene and beautiful! :):)

Ruchi Jain said...

wow..

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Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful! Happy Vishu to you and your family!

Shirley said...

Happy belated Vishu to you and your whole family, Deepa! Oh, what a wonderful tradition to wake up and see the delights! What a lovely painting to celebrate the new year! I am always so grateful to see your kind visits..it means a lot!

NatashaMay said...

That's great new info to read. :) Happy Vishu! And what a fabulous watercolor painting. love it!

Chakoli said...

Happy new year to you too :)

yoon see said...

Wonderful atmosphere and beautifully rendered!
Happy Belated Vishu to you and your family!

Saru Singhal said...

I just love this one. Beautiful to the core...

Rasmi Singh said...

And another Vishu is around the corner so let me express my best Vishu greetings to everyone. Have fun and may you all blessings!

Happy Vishu.
Rasmi xxx