Monday, October 5, 2009

Aksharabhyasa - Formal beginning of Education !!

Today is Vijayadashami, the tenth day of Navarathri. This is the day that Shakti is believed to have triumphed over the evil demon Mahishasura. The word Vijaya means victory. This day is symbolic of victory and is considered a good day to start a new venture, including the journey of learning. 
Aksharabhyasam is the ritual which is the beginning of formal studiesThe word Akshara means letters and Abyasam means practice. This function is the child's first introduction to the world of reading and writing. This function was traditionally performed around the age of five. Today however with the focus on early education, learning begins even before the age of three. 
We had plans to visit the temple(nearest one is 2hrs drive) for Putti's Aksharabhyasa, but since all three were down with viral fever, decided to avoid the travel and do it at home.  A small pooja was done and prayed the gods to help our Putti complete her education without a hitch. 
Rice is spread on a plate and Putti sat on her father's lap. Holding her fingers, "Om" was written on the rice first followed by the her name  
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ಇನ್ನು ಪುಟ್ಟಿಯ ಅ೦ಕಣದ ಬರಹಗಳನ್ನ ಅವಳೇ ಬರೆಯುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಅಮ್ಮನ ಸಹಾಯ ಬೇಡ :-)

Good information roopa .I didn't know much about
akshara-abhyasa.Thankyou & best wishes to Putti.She must be excited to learn and write.
She's looking very cute in 'langa'.

putti ge aksharabhyasa madisidra, so inmele putti vidhyabhyasa shuru. my best wishes to putti:) I hope that putti will learn to read and write kannada and will some day write here in her blog:)

ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಅವರೆ,
ನೀವು ಹೇಳಿದಂತೆ ಆದ ದಿನ ನನ್ನೀ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿಗೆ ನಿಜವಾದ ಅರ್ಥ ಬರುತ್ತೆ!!

Thanks so much for ur wishes and encouragement shruthi:))
btw, that article is from prajavani !

Thank you vidya for ur wishes!! I too wish that ur words come true... thats the basic idea for this blog right? :)

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