Two-year-old Helen kept silent, literally, as the Kerala Kalamandalam registrar attempted to write life’s initials on her tongue as she sat on her mother’s lap in the temple theater or ‘Koothambalam’ inside the institute on Wednesday Was. Morning.
There were many others like him who hesitated to open their mouths during the ‘Vidyarambham’ ritual held on the auspicious day. vijayadashmi In Kerala, the institute and temples across the state where hundreds of children were initiated into the world of letters were televised scenes on TV channels.
Vijayadashami is celebrated as the day of ‘Vidyarambham’, which is the beginning of learning, marking the end of the annual Navratri festival in the southern state.
Not only in Thrissur’s Kerala Kalamandalam, the ‘Vidyarambham’ was organized across the state with a huge turnout at 5 am after a gap of two years at famous temples like Panchikadu Saraswati Temple in Kottayam and Dakshina Mookambika Temple in North Paravur. was. COVID-19 Protocol restricted the number of children who could register for the traditional ritual.
Tirur-based Thunchan Memorial Trust and Research Centre, dedicated to the father of Malayalam language Thunchath Ezhuthachan, who did not attend the ceremony last year, made elaborate arrangements this time to expose the children to the world of knowledge.
received nine children for #vidyarambham at home today. Taught him “Om Shree” in three scripts, Devanagari, Malayalam and English, in the hope that it would be useful to him for the rest of his life. #vijaydashmi #Dussehra pic.twitter.com/jDWnQMVktJ
According to customs, scholars, writers, teachers, priests and other prominent figures of society, usually children of two to three years of age, write the first syllables of their learning beginning with the mantra – ‘Hari Shree Ganapatiye Namah’. ‘ – on this occasion in temples and cultural centers across the state.
They help the little ones write “Hari…Shri…” on a plate full of rice or it is written on the child’s tongue with a gold ring.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly VD Satheesan introduced children to the world of letters.
Both Khan and Tharoor visited the Sri Saraswati Devi temple in Pujapura here and initiated the children into the world of letters and tweeted pictures of the same.
“Hon’ble Governor Shri Arif Mohammad Khan visited #Saraswati Mandapam & #Srisaraswati Devi Temple at Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram on #Vijayadashami. Hon’ble Governor also initiated some children into the world of alphabets and knowledge #Vidyarambham,” tweeted PRO of Kerala Raj Bhavan.
Honorable Governor Shri Arif Mohammad Khan visited #Saraswati Mandapam And #SriSaraswati Devi Temple In Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram #vijaydashmi , Honorable Governor also initiated some children into the world of alphabets and knowledge. #vidyarambham :Prof, KeralaRaj Bhavan pic.twitter.com/Zrx12xtsme
— Governor of Kerala (@KeralaGovernor) 5 October 2022
Hon’ble Governor Shri Arif Mohammad Khan said: “My warm greetings to Keralites across the world on #VijayaDashmi. My love and blessings to all the children, their #Vidyarambham – initiation into the world of alphabets and knowledge – today”: PRO, KeralaRaj Bhavan #Vijayadashami,” the PRO said on Twitter.
Sharing pictures from the ceremony, Tharoor tweeted, “As I have been doing since 2009 (except both) Epidemic years), went to the Saraswati temple in Pujapura and spent an hour at the mandapam teaching the alphabet to children whose parents register for it. This is the biggest strength of Kerala that the reverence for reading and writing is built up quickly.” He initiated the world of letters to children of different religions at his residence here.
As I have visited the Saraswati temple in Pujapura since 2009 (except in the two pandemic years) and spent an hour in the mandapam teaching the alphabet to children whose parents register for it. This is the biggest strength of Kerala that reverence for reading and writing is born quickly. pic.twitter.com/Kmk5a7gOGz
— Shashi Tharoor (@shashi tharoor) 5 October 2022
“Received nine kids for #Vidyarambham at home today. Taught him “Om Shree” in three scripts, Devanagari, Malayalam and English, in the hope that it would be useful to him for the rest of his life. #VijayDashmi #Dussehra. A special joy for me is that learning is not a religious barrier. Hindu, Muslim and Christian children voluntarily learned to write “Om Shri” in three languages with my hands! That is Kerala. #Vidyarambham,” he tweeted.
Satheesan also organized the Vidyarambham ceremony at her home and shared pictures of the same on her Facebook page in which he said “on the occasion of” vijayadashmi The day children enter the world of knowledge with their first letter.