The festival Vishu follows the solar cycle of the lunisolar as the first day of month called Medam. It therefore always falls in the middle of April in the Gregorian calendar on or about 14 April every year. The day of Vishu in the Malayali tradition signifies the sun’s transit into the Meda Raasi. Traditionally in Malayali homes Vishukkani, the first sight people see upon waking up on Vishu day, is arranged by the ladies of the house, the previous night itself. So that it is the first sight all family members will get to see. Parents cover children’s eyes and lead them to the pooja room where the Kani is arranged. After looking at your own reflection in the valkannadi ..