Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navaratri Pooja in Kerala. In 2019, Vidyarambham date is October 8.
Vidyarambham puja is performed on Vijaya Dashami day which falls in the Malayalam month of Thulam Month / Kanni masam.
On Vijaya Dashami day in Kerala children between two and three or five years old are initiated into the world of knowledge with Vidyarambham pooja. Vidyarambham means ‘initiation of knowledge gaining.
After Vidyarambham puja, slates and other stationary items are distributed by the child who has done with Vidyarambham to some other children. The distribution of the items varies from place to place. In Kerala, Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is performed by the people irrespective of their caste and religion.
Ezhuthiniruthu is the grand celebration in Panachikkada Saraswathi temple in kottayam Thiruvullakkavu in Thrissur and the Mookambika Temple Vadakkan Paravur Temple in Ernakulam district of Kerala.
Panchangam, 8 October 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (आश्विन महीना, आशोज माह), शुक्ल पक्ष, दशमी तिथि, श्रवण नक्षत्र, धृति योग, वणिज करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:24 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:04
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)15:06 Chandrastama (Moonset)26:22
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dashami – 14:50
Nakshatra Shravana – 20:13
Yoga Dhriti – 24:46*
Karana Vanija – 28:03*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 15:09 – 16:36
Gulika Kalam: 12:14 – 13:41
Yama Gandam: 09:19 – 10:46
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina 2076 (Ashwin Maas, Asoj Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Kanni Month 1195 (Kanni Masam – Kanya Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Ashwina Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Purattasi Month (Purattasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Aashin Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Ashoj Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)
Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 08:36 – 10:23
Abhijit: 11:51 – 12:37
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:43* – 26:31*
Durmuhurthams: 23:00 – 23:49