Vidyarambham or Ezhuthiniruthu is one of the main rituals observed during Durga Navaratri Pooja in Kerala. In 2022, Vidyarambham date is October 5. In most of the places of Kerala, Vijayadashami and Vidyarambham is observed on 5th October.
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, 5 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:03 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:54 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 03:05 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 02:16 AM, Oct 06
Tithi : Dashami upto 12:00 PMEkadashi
Nakshatra : Shravana upto 09:15 PMDhanishtha
Karana : Garaja upto 12:00 PMVanija upto 10:50 PMVishti
Yoga : Sukarma upto 08:21 AMDhriti upto 05:19 AM, Oct 06Shula
Weekday : Budhawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta; Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : None
Amrita Kalam : 11:33 AM to 01:02 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 11:58 AM to 01:27 PM
Yamaganda : 07:32 AM to 09:01 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:30 AM to 11:58 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:35 AM to 12:22 PM
Varjyam : 01:00 AM, Oct 06 to 02:29 AM, Oct 06