The child is given proper education through Vidhya Arambha Sanskar. The infant is introduced to the initial level of education. And by introducing the physical objects of life, the path of knowledge is shown. From this day the child starts going to school. When the child’s age becomes eligible to get education, then the Vidhya Arambha Sanskar is done. Through the ceremony, child is encouraged to study hard and on the other hand, the parents and teachers are also made aware of this sacred and great responsibility to help child with the details related to the initial level of the education as well as to understand the basic fundamentals of life.
Religious traditions for Vidhya Arambha Sanskar- Images or statues of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati for the prayers and Strip, pencil, notebook and other useful items should be bought to worship at the time of Vidhya Arambha Sanskar. Slate, cradle can also be kept for the child to write. Coconut can be kept as a symbol for guru worship. If the teacher of the child is available during Vidhya Arambha Sanskar, he/she can be worshiped.
Pooja- Vidhi (worshipping-rituals) of Vidyaarambh Sanskar
People of all four varna belonging to Hindu religion want to provide education to their children as per the capabilities and their own deeds which relate to their religion and karma.
Like every parent, you also want your children to study well and become qualified one day. But according to astrology, if there is no ‘Vidya Yoga’ in the horoscope, the child's interest in reading and writing would be equivalent to zero or null. For this reason, after the child birth, it is instituted to initiate Vidya Arambh for education purpose.
According to Muhurta Shastra, the work that starts in auspicious time, its result is always favourable and propitious. The best date to start the education of a small child is in the month of Magh Shukla during the Panchami Tithi.
In the Vedas and Puranas, it has been said that Saraswati- the Goddess of knowledge had appeared on Magh Shukla Panchami date at the beginning of the creation. He gave birth to tone (music) from his harp (Veena).
Rituals of Vidya Arambh worship
- Mother of knowledge- Goddess Saraswati is worshiped on the auspicious occasion of Vidya Bhava Sanskar and is prayed for enlightenment and education.
-In the ancient times, parents take their children to their respective teachers (gurus) on the day of Basant Panchami i.e. Magh Shukla Panchami.
-The mother and the
teacher (Guru) make thier children learn to write ohm (aum) word, the very
first time. The reason behind this is that it is believed that the first word
in the universe was aum (ohm) to introduced to the world.