AKSHARA ABHYASAM in Gnyana Sarasawti Temple Basar
Now a day’s numerous pilgrims are coming to Gnyana Sarasawti Temple Basar to perform “Akshara Abhyasam” for their Children. Many people take their offspring to Basar for “Akshara Abhyasam” before commencing formal school education. Special puja rituals and celebrations are held at this temple 15 days before of Maha Sivarathri, starting on Vasantha Panchami and continuing up to 3 days after the festival.

Akshara Abhyasam is a sacred religious function which is performed on starting of education to the child. Generally, this function is performed at the age of child completes two years and in 3rd year. At this age the mind of the child develops and is keen to learn, this spiritual function called Aksharabhyasam  is performed in the 3rd year as an beginning to start formal education.
Akshara Abhyasam
Important days for Akshara Abhyasam at Basara TempleSarswati-Temple-Akshara-Abhyasam

1. Vasanta Panchami  is celebrated on the fifth day after Amavasya (No Moon Day) in the Hindu month of Maagha it generally comes in the month of February. Goddess Saraswati is specially worshiped on Basant Panchami so functioning Aksharabhyasam on this day is very auspicious

2. Viyaya Dasami– the Hindu festival of victory- is also considered as the most auspicious day to perform Akshraabhysam- for children at Basar Temple. This is one of the Sumuhurtha in Hinduism.

3. Vyasa Pournima / Guru Purnima  which is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Aashaada. The Guru pornima and birthday of Sage Veda Vyasa so this is a very auspicious day for Akshraabhysam.

4. The Sraavana Purnami / Raakhi Purnima are another important day when people crowd to Basar Sarswati Mandir for performing Aksharabhyasam of their children.
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So while are planning to perform Aksharabhyasam for your child at Basar Temple, Just remember the following things:
  • Take at least 1 Kg of rice with you which are to spread on the slate at the time of Aksharabhyasam
  • Take a new cotton towel to put the slate on it. It’s not compulsory.
  • Carry little pasupu (turmeric powder) and kumkham  to use it while performing pooja
  • Other things like slate, chalks, coconut, flowers and flower garland etc are available at the temple premises or you can carry with you.
  • Remember these days are very important for performing Aksharabhyasam and there will be long queue. There may be waiting for hours together in the queue lines. So reach the temple in the early morning, so that you could be in the first slot for performing this function

BASARA SARASAWTI TEMPLE TIMINGS
4:00 AMTemple Opens
4:00 AM to 4:30 AMTemplePooja, Issuance of Abhishekham Tickets
4:30 AM to 7:30 AMAbhishekam, Alankarana, Harathi, Prasadam
7:30 AM to 12:00 NoonArchana and Sarva Darshan, Aksharabhyas and other poojas. This is Aksharabhyasam time.
12:00 to 12:13 PMNivedana and Harathi
12:30 PM to 2:00 PMRemains Closed
2:00 PM to 6:30 PMArchana and Sarva Darshan, Aksharabhyas and other poojas. This is Aksharabhyasam time.
6:30 PM to 7:00 PMDevasthanam Pradosha Pooja
7:00 PM to 8:30 PMMaha Harathi andDarshanam
8: 30 PMTemple will be closed

బాసర సరస్వతి అమ్మవారి దర్శన వేళలు మరియూ పూజలు
ఉదయం 4 గంటలకుఆలయ దర్శనం ప్రారంభం
ఉదయం 4 గంటల నుంచి 4:30 నిమిషాల వరకుఆలయ పూజ, అభిషేక టికెట్ల జారీ
ఉదయం 4గంటలనుంచి 7:30 నిమిషాలవరకుఅభిషేకం,అలంకరణ,హారతి, ప్రాసాదం
ఉదయం 7:30 గంటలనుంచి మద్యాహ్నం 12గంటల వరకుఅర్చన, సర్వ దర్శనం, ఆక్షరభ్యాసం మరియు ప్రత్యేక పూజలు ఉంటాయి
మద్యాహ్నం 12గంటల నుంచి12:30 నిమిషాల వరకునివేధన మరియూ హారతి
మద్యాహ్నం 12:30 గంటల నుంచి 2:00గంటల వరకుఆలయంమూసి ఉంచుతారు
మద్యాహ్నం 2:00 గంటల నుంచి సాయంత్రం 6: 30 నిమిషాల వరకుఅర్చన, సర్వదర్శనం, మరియు ప్రత్యేక పూజలు ఉంటాయి
సాయంత్రం 6:30 గంటల నుంచి 7 గంటల వరకుదేవాలయ ప్రదోషపూజ ఉంటుంది
సాయంత్రం 7 గంటల నుంచి 8:30 నిమిషాల వరకుమహా హారతి మరియు దర్శనం ఉంటుంది
రాత్రి 8:30 నిమిషాలకుఆలయం మూసివేస్తారు
Apart from that Important days ” Akshara Abhyasam Puja ”  can be performed on every Friday, Tuesday  and Sunday also.

For More Info: Visit at: www.basaratemple.org

By: +Prof: Koti Madhav Balu Chowdary

AKSHARA ABHYASAM in Gnyana Sarasawti Temple

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