Vidyarambham is one of the main rituals during Durga Navaratri in Kerala. In Kerala, it is the only festival where people of all castes and religions unite together. It is celebrated as a grand event in Thunchan Memorial Trust at Tirur. In 2012, Vidyarambham festival is celebrated for five days, till October 24.
Arrangements are being made at the Thunchan Memorial at Tirur to celebrate the “vidyarambham festival”, in which children will be initiated into the world of learning. In 2012, the festival will be from October 20 to October 24. The event is being organised by the Thunchan Memorial Trust in association with the South Indian Cultural Centre in Tanjavur. Eminent writers, including M.T. Vasudevan Nair, chairman of the Thunchan Memorial Trust, would lead the ceremonies.
Thunchan Parambu, venue of the vidyarambham festival at Tirur in Malappuram, is among the most preferred destinations for parents who want their children to be initiated into the world of learning, as the memorial is in memory of Thunchathu Ezhuthachan, who is regarded as the father of Malayalam literature. Vidyarambham kalotsavam” will be inaugurated on October 20.