In Kerala Puja Veppu ceremony is performed on the day of Durgashtami. All kinds of study and work are given up on this day and books are worshiped. On the day of Mahanavami, Goddess Saraswati is worshiped. On the day of Vijaya Dashami, it is break-up time for the Pooja and work and study are again restarted.
Vidyarambham is an important Hindu tradition that is observed on the 'Vijayadashami' day during the Malayalam month of 'Kanni'. This ceremony is also known as 'Ezhuthiniruthu' in the southern states of India like Karnataka and Kerala. In this ritual young children aged between 3-5 years are introduced to the world of knowledge, music, dance and some forms of folk arts.
The observance of Vidyarambham marks the final and tenth day of the Navaratri celebrations and is considered to be an auspicious day for initiating the learning process, especially in young children. This ceremony is performed in temples and even few households. The process of initiation and learning is closely linked to the 'Ayudha Puja' ritual.
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