Vishu Kani is the Malayalam New Year and Puthandu is Tamil New Year. Vishu is believed to mark the day when Krishna killed the demon Ravana. Hindus consider Lord Krishna as the God of Time. So, on this festival, Krishna and Vishnu are worshipped. In Malayalam, the word 'Vishu Kani' means that which is seen first on Vishu.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and wished the people of Kerala around the world Happy Vishu.
Happy Vishu to everyone. pic.twitter.com/aXrIBw1SY3— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 14, 2021
American president Joe Biden too extended his wishes to the South Asian and Southeast communities who are celebrating New Year. Mollywood, Kollywood celebrities and cricketers also wished people of Tamil and Kerala.
Jill and I send our warmest wishes to the South Asian and Southeast Asian communities who are celebrating Vaisakhi, Navratri, Songkran, and the incoming New Year this week. Happy Bengali, Cambodian, Lao, Myanmarese, Nepali, Sinhalese, Tamil, Thai, and Vishu New Year!— President Biden (@POTUS) April 13, 2021
To new big-innings!— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 14, 2021
வீட்டில் இருந்து, விருந்து உண்டு, வரிசையாய் படங்கள் பார்த்து, இந்த புத்தாண்டில் இணைந்திருப்போம். #TamilNewYear #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/zAqOiovAbu
#Vishu ashamsakal dear people! Time for good food, happy vibes and blessings from the elders!— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) April 14, 2021