Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings

Basara Sri Gnana Saraswati Temple is one of the popular Temples for Aksharabhyasam ritual for children. Aksharabhyasam also referred to as Vidyarambham or Akshara Sweekaram (Akshara Srikaram, Ezhuthiniruthu), is a Hindu ritual observed for initiating children into education and the world of alphabets.

‘Om Hari Sri Ganapathaye Namah’ is the vidyarambham mantra written on sand or on rice and the child writes the mantra again and again for five times. The Brahmin writes the mantra on childs tongue with small gold stick.

Writing on grains or on rice represents the progressive learning ability of the child. Writing on sand indicates the hard work and efficiency of the child. Writing the mantra on tongue represents the blessings of Goddess of learning, Goddess Saraswati. By the mercy and the blessings of Goddess Saraswati Devi provide us the wealth and prosperity, hence the letters or the mantras are written on tongue with gold.

As every auspicious work need to be started during good time or muhurat, Aksharabhyasam also need good and auspicious time to perform. Vasanta Panchami Saraswati Puja, Ugadi (Gudi Padwa, Chaitra Pratipada), Shravan Purnima, Vijaya Dashami, etc. are the best muhurtams for this Hindu ritual for children.

Basara Temple Aksharabhyasam Timings & other details

General Aksharabhyasam

Morning Timings – 7.30 AM to 12.30 Noon

Evening Timings – 2 PM to 6 PM

Ticket Cost – Rs 100 for one child & Rs 50 for each additional member other than parents

Special Aksharabhyasam

Morning Timings – 7.30 AM to 12.30 Noon

Evening Timings – 2 PM to 6 PM

Ticket Cost – Rs 1000 for one child & Rs 100 for each additional member other than parents

Note – There is no need of reserve booking or online booking, you can go to temple directly and take ticket for Aksharabhyasam and attend immediately.

Check out Aksharabhyasam Muhurat 2017-2018 here

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