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Nishu's Vidyarambham at Kollur Mookambika temple

Vidyarambham (Vidya means "knowledge" , arambham means "beginning') is a Hindu tradition where children between two and three years old are formally initiated into the letters of the alphabet.
Initiation into the world of alphabets usually begins with the writing of the mantra

"Om hari sri ganapataye namah". Hari refers to the Lord, sri, to prosperity.

The mantra is written in a tray of rice grains.

Then, the priest would write the mantra on the child's tongue with gold.

Writing on grains denotes the acquisition of knowledge, which leads to prosperity.
Writing on the tongue with gold invokes the grace of the Goddess of Learning, by which one attains the wealth of true knowledge.
Update: The above picture got plagiarized by Deshabhimani daily. More details
Nishu's Vidyarambham ceremony was conducted at Kollur Mookambika temple.

How to book? No prior booking is required. Make sure you complete the procedure before noon. We reached the temple around 7AM and the procedure got over by 8:15AM.

17 comments:

  1. beautiful captures...

    sad about your pic being plagiarised

    have just posted a couple of kollur pics in my travel post at http://bit.ly/mIYtZD

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  2. Nice. Good moments. And what was it about pictures plagiarised?

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  3. Nice clicks! Went through your post where you've described Deshabhimani's stunt, awful conduct by a "respected" newspaper!

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  4. @Sushma You can read about the plagiarism incident here.

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  5. Beautiful pics...and its really depressing to know that renowned news papers like them doing such a big mistake and not even ready to accept it...
    Isn't there some way to legally own the copyrights of the pictures on your blog???

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  6. @Cindrella You can read the Indian copyright act here.

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  7. You have excellently captured the mood of the moment- as always:)

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  8. hi shiju.. we are planning to take our daughter to mookambika temple for vidyarambham.. what all things we will have to take? steel plate, rice???

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  9. @Deepa You don't need to carry anything in particular. Just a gold ring and a traditional dress(optional)would be sufficient. They won't conduct the procedure after noon. Have a nice trip :).

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  11. hai, we are planning to take our son to mookambika temple for vidyarambham.. what all things we will have to take? steel plate, rice, if need any advance booking for this ceremony? or on that day we will reach at right time.



    prasobh attingal

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    1. Just carry a gold ring which the priest will use to write on the kid's tongue. Also, you can carry a traditional attire for the kid (optional). No need to carry rice and steel plate. Advance booking is not needed. They won't perform the procedure after noon. Make sure you reach well before that. Have a joyful trip.

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  12. we are going to take our daughter to mookambika temple for vidyarambham on Vijayadashami(Oct 15th).Is there will be any huge rush on that day?we are going for the first time and we havn't even got advance hotel booking also.pls advice.

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    1. There's always rush in the said temple. It hardly takes 10 minutes for a procedure so the rush is not a hindrance. You can book a hotel in Mangalore. The hotel will arrange a cab. You can start early morning by around 5AM from Mangalore.

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  13. We are planning to take bath in sowparnika and go for a darshan.Is there will be any counter to keep our luggages in temple itself?

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    1. We didn't use any cloak room so I am not aware of the presence of one at the said temple. You can find some alternatives here.

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  14. This is the first time I have seen this post...how did I miss it? Lovely.

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