Vishu Kani (Wikimedia Commons/Sureshcnair)
Vishu Kani (Wikimedia Commons/Sureshcnair)Wikimedia Commons

Vishu, one of the major festivals for Malayalees, is being celebrated on Tuesday (15 April). It marks the first day of the New Year in the Malayalam calendar.

The festival is celebrated with vigour and fanfare. It is also considered as the festival of lights, wherein decorated lamps are lit and fireworks are burst to celebrate the special occasion.

People wear new clothes, offer prayers to the Lord and prepare for the auspicious day. Vishu Kani and Vishu Kaineetam are part of the festival. To learn more about the significance of Vishu, click HERE.

Several film stars have greeted the public on the special occasion this year. Stars including Mohanlal, Jayaram and many others have wished fans on social networking sites. 

Mohanlal also posted a picture of himself with the Vishu Kani.

Singer Srinivas: "Vishu aashamshakal to everyone .. Nostalgic memories of kerala associated with Vishu"

Actor Jayaram: "Wishing a happy Vishu to all my friends.. God bless you all :)"

Actor Dulquer Salmaan: "Ellavarkum vishu ashamsakal !!"

Actor Kavya Madhavan: "Happy Vishu Friends"

Music composer/Singer Shankar Mahadevan: "Happy Vishu everyone !! Lots of peace and happiness in the coming year !!"

Actor Lakshmi Rai: "Happy vishu to all the lovely ppl out there ! Have a blast god bless u:)"

Actor Farhan Akhtar: "Happy Vishu, Bihu and Baisakhi to all."

Actor Madhuri Dixit: "Many celebrations on the same day. Happy Bihu, Happy Vishu and Happy Hanuman Jayanti to all!"

Apart from them, Mammootty, Dileep, Kunchacko Boban, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Nazriya Nazim, Rajeev Pillai and Meera Nandan have also extended their greetings to the fans.

(Ed: VP)