Pureprayer can provide the Best Pandit in Bangalore for performing Aksharabhyasam or Vidyarambh sanskar. You can opt for Bengali Pandit for carrying out Hathe Khori, Tamil Vadhyar for performing in Tamil tradition or Telugu pantulu for performing in Telugu Vedic tradition.
सरस्वति नमस्तुभ्यं वरदे कामरूपिणि ।
विद्यारम्भं करिष्यामि सिद्धिर्भवतु मे सदा ॥
saraswati namastuByam varade kAma-RUpiNi |
VidyAaraMBam KariSyAmi Siddhir-Bavatu me sadA ||
Saraswati is the Goddess of knowledge who is worshipped seeking education in the Hindu Sanatan Dharma. The above prayer is dedicated to Saraswati. Aksharabhyas, Akshar Sweekar Vidyarambham, Barasala or Ezhuthiniruthu is begun with worshipping the Goddess.
Aksharabhyas, Aksharasweekar, Vidyarambh, Sarasvati Puja refer to one of the Shodash Samskars of getting the child to begin systematic learning. Sarasvati Puja is performed with child in father’s lap or maternal uncle’s lap and made to write in a plate containing rice.
Pureprayer presents Kshetras which are hot destinations for Aksharabhyas.
Aksharabhyasam is performed at many Kshetras across India. Hariharapura, Kolluru and Sringeri Kshetras in Karnataka, Koothanur Saraswathi Kshetra in Tamilnadu, Basara Saraswati Kshetra in Telangana and Kanakadurga Sri Kshetra in Vijayawada, Thrikkavu Bhagavathy temple, Panachikkadu Saraswati temple of Kerala are some of the popular destinations.
When to perform Aksharabhyasam?
Aksharabhyasam is usually performed when the child is of the age to grasp a chalk or writing instrument in the hand. As the kids undergo education in preschools by the time they turn three years old, it has become an accepted practice to perform ‘Vidyarambh’ before they are in pre-school.
Online Puja & Homam Service:
Pureprayer offers online homam and puja services for devotees who cannot be present in-person at the pooja location. We perform all poojas and homas at any of our network of pooja mandirs, Kshetras and Homa Kuteeras. Our qualified vedic purohits will perform the pooja as per the prescribed procedures with a sankalpam. We can create a short video of the sankalpa along with the mantra chanting and sent to the devotee on WhatsApp. If the devotee prefers to remotely participate during the pooja or homam, we can connect with the purohits at pooja mandirs via a live video call using any of the video calling apps (WhatsApp, Zoom, Duo or Skype).
FAQ Section for Aksharabhyasam
What is Aksharabhyasam?
Aksharabhyasam is a Sanskrit word meaning initiation of education to a child by his parents and guru on a select auspicious day. The date for Aksharabhyasam varies according to the region. In Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and parts of Maharashtra, the Samskar of Aksharabhyasam for the child is begun during Navaratri festival. Muhurtam and date is also selected based on Janma Patrika (Horoscope). In Bengal, the festival of Basant Panchami dedicated to Goddess Saraswati occurring in the bright fortnight of Maghamaas is used as an occasion of Aksharabhyas. This is known as Haathe Khori or Vidyarambh.
The Aksharabhyasam is known more popularly as Ezhuthiniruthu in Kerala.
How is Aksharabhyasam performed?
The ceremony is performed by the child’s father, the maternal uncle (Mothers brothers) or paternal uncle along with the family. The child is seated in the lap. The child is made to write in the rice spread on a tray or slate holding the child’s right hand forefinger.
Which day is good for Aksharabhyasam?
Aksharabhyasam or Vidyarambh is genrally suggested to be performed on the Hindu calendar dates of Chandramana Yugadi, Akshaya Triteeya, Shravana Paurnami, Vijaya Dashamee, Vaikunth Yekadashi, Ratha Saptamee, Basant Panchami or any auspicious day selected on the basis of Muhurtam (Mahurat) based on Janma Patrika.
Muhurtam for Vidyarambh Dates for 2020:
Which Nakshatra is good for Vidyarambh?
If the starting day of a child’s education has Nakshatram like Swati, Punarvasu, shravan, Dhanishtha, Shatabhisha, Hasta, Ashwini, Pushya, Moola, Mrigashira, Chitra, Purvashada, Purvaphalguni, Purvabhadrapada or Ashlesha, it is considered very auspicious for the child.
What do astrologers say about deciding the day of Aksharabhyasam?
Our astrologers suggest that there are many different ways of arriving at the day of Aksharabhyasam or Vidyarambh:
- Uttarayan is preferable over Dakshinayan
- Paushamaas, Maaghmaas, Phalgunmaas, Chaitramaas, Vaishaakhmaas and Jyeshthamaas are the Uttarayan months auspicious
- Thithis of Dwiteeya, Triteeya, Panchamee, Saptamee, Dashamee, Yekadashi, Dwadashee and Trayodashee are suggested
What is required for Aksharabhyasam?
Puja Samagri List / Material required for Aksharabhyasam
The following is a list of items needed for the puja. You can also buy these puja items online at our online store
- Haldi (Turmeric powder)
- Kumkum ( Red vermillion or Sindoor )
- Incense sticks
- Sandal paste
- Raw rice about (5Kgs Approx.)
- Betel leaves (20 No.)
- Betel nuts (10 pcs)
- Coins (21 No.)
- Coconuts (2 No.)
- Flowers and floral garlands
- Two flat plates
- A bell
- A piece of yellow or red cloth
- Slate of suitable type
- Chalk box
What should I wear for Aksharabhyasam?
Aksharabhyasam is a traditional worship and practiced for many centuries in India with traditional attire of Dhothi for men and sari for women. Due to the present day demands of profession, this may be difficult to adopt for all.
Where do I perform Aksharabhyasam?
Kollur Mookambika Kshetra, Sringeri Sharadamba temple, Koothanur Saraswati temple, Basara Saraswati temple, Vidya Saraswati temple in Vargal, Thirukkavu Bhagvathy temple Malappuram of Kerala are some of the popular destinations.
Our Aksharabhyas Service Includes
- Consultation with Astrologer or Purohits in Identifying the ‘Muhurtham/Mahurat’ (auspicious date and time) for the ceremony
- Selection of a place or a Kshetra for the ceremony
- Selection of an appropriate purohit (Iyer, Iyengar, Madhwa, Smartha etc) for the ceremony
- All ‘Samagri’ (puja materials) along with other arrangements at the venue