Monday, 22 June 2015

Vedarambha - 12th Shodasa Samskara

Vedārambha means ‘beginning of learning Vedas’ and is performed on an auspicious date after the Upanayana. The Samskārā is elaborate and performed with Yagnās and chanting. 

This is the day when the child starts studying the Vedas under the Guru. Traditionally in the Guru Shishya Parampara, the student would learn the Vedas living with the Guru as part of his family. 

In the Vedārambha ceremony, the sacred fire is lit and the student takes a vow to be dedicated to serving his Guru and his family, living a life of discipline and balance with unwavering focus on acquiring knowledge and gaining wisdom.


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