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Vidyarambham at Kollur Mookambika Temple in Karnataka

Kollur Mookambika Temple is one of the most favored temples by parents for Vidyarambham – the initiation of children into the world of letters. Vidyarambham 2024 at Kollur Mookambika Temple will commence from 04:00 AM on October 13 on Vijayadasami day. Mookambika Temple in Karnataka attracts thousands of parents from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka who bring their children to perform the Vidyarambham ritual on Vijayadasami day. The ceremony is so popular that all most all television channels in Kerala telecast the Vidyarambham ceremony live.

Vidyarambham ceremony basically involves initiating the child into the world of letters. The child starts to learn alphabets on the day. The first letters are written by the child on the day with the help of father or mother in front of Mookambika Devi. The first letters are written on a bed of rice – OM Harisree Gana Pa Tha Ya Na Ma Ha

There is a popular belief that children who are initiated into the world of letters at Mookambika Temple become successful in life.

The ritual is more popular with Malayalis and thousands of people from Kerala visit the temple during Navratri period.