Aksharabhyasam in Sringeri Temple

Aksharabhyasam in Sringeri Temple – Timings, Booking and Requirements

Aksharabhyasam in Sringeri Temple is performed by couples with young children as a start to their education. This ritual is special because the presiding deity Sri Sharadamba is the Goddess of intelligence and knowledge.

Sringeri Temple Timings for Aksharabhyasam

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Ticket Cost: Rs.250 for one child and parents
  • Location: Sri Sharadamba Temple
Video of Sringeri Aksharabhyasam of one of the devotees

Sringeri Aksharabhyasam Booking

  • No advance booking is required.
  • The seva ticket can be purchased at the temple counter by paying Rs.250.

Aksharabhyasa Requirements

  • Child should be between the age of 2.5 years and 5 years.
  • Child should be able to understand and speak well.
  • Bring with you a writing slate and chalk.
  • Recommended Dress Code: Men – Dhoti/Kurta Pyjama. Women – Saree/Chudidar/Half Saree.

Best days to perform Sringeri Aksharabhyasam

  • Aksharabhyasa is performed on all days other than Amavasya.
  • Auspicious days – Akshaya Tritiya, Vijaya Dasami, Lalita Panchami, Moola Nakshatra Day and Thursdays.
  • There will be huge crowds on festival days and during April-May.

Sringeri Aksharabhyasa Procedure

Time needed: 30 minutes.

Here is the procedure to perform Aksharabhyasam in Sringeri Temple:

  1. Performed in Groups

    The pooja is performed in groups inside Sharadamba Temple.

  2. Headed by Temple Priest

    The temple priest will provide clear instructions on how to perform the pooja.

  3. Child writing the letters

    The temple priest will hold the child’s hand and write the letters.

  4. Sharadamba Darshan

    Have darshan of Sri Sharadamba after the pooja for a successful aksharabhyasa of your child.

Here is everything you want to know about Sringeri Temple

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  3. List of all temples inside Sringeri
  4. Sringeri Temple History
  5. Sringeri Temple Sevas
  6. Festivals celebrated in Sringeri
  7. Sringeri Temple Accommodation
  8. How to Reach Sringeri Temple?
  9. Places to visit near Sringeri

101 thoughts on “Aksharabhyasam in Sringeri Temple – Timings, Booking and Requirements”

  1. Gurugale, my daughter’s birth date is 31/07/2017 thule Rashid,vishaka nakshatra, we are planning to perform aksharabhyasa on 12 oct 2019. Ix this day is good if not please suggest aspicious day.

  2. Namaste Gurugale.

    my son name is ROMIT K he is birth 20th oct 2018 i am planing to this month 12th oct satuday date is ok gurugale

  3. I want to do Aksharabhyasam on vijayadasami. But it is on Tuesday. Tuesday is auspicious day or not? My daughter’s birth date is 12 Feb 2017. Please suggest.

  4. Manjunath Gowda

    Namaste Gurugale

    Nanna magalu Aradhya evalige ega 2varsha 6 tingalu huttida dinanka 04/03/2017 navu sharadambeya sannidiyalli aksharabhyasa madabekagide yava dina sukta mattu baruvaga enenu tarabekendu tilisuvira..

  5. Namaste
    My name is Suman Nagaraj, we are basically from Karnataka living in Austin United States… we were willing to do Aksharabhyasa for our son in Shringeri Sharadamba temPle but we couldn’t do while we were in India… My son Name – Agastya, DOB – 03/03/2016, Place of Birth- Austin Texas United States, Birth Time – 10.45 Pm, he is 3.5 years old now he can sPeak but not so clearly.. Kindly suggest us ausPecious date in Navaratri or October month 2019. and also shall we do it at home or temPle … what will be the Pooja vidhi to erform at home….

    with regards
    Suman Nagaraj

    1. It’s better if you perform it at the temple. Contact local temple in Austin and the pandit there will explain the procedure. Choose any Friday.

  6. Ayya, Namaste, we are planning to do aksharabhyasam for our daughter, 2.5 yrs in coming navaratri days, kindly suggest a date, her star is Vishakha 1st padam.
    Thanks

  7. Likitha Manjunath

    Namaste sir we r planning for our daughter aksharabhyasa on October 17 can we do it on that date is it good.If there’s any special ticket for aksharabhyasa or special entry.plz do reply sir🙏

  8. Hi Gurugale,
    My son has Achinyhya born on 24th Oct 2017, and now on his birthday itself I am planning for Aksharabyasa which is Thursday by day, could you please let me know whether the day is good for the same?

    Thank you

  9. Hi,

    I am Planning to erform Akshara abyasa for my daughter between 5th to 7th of October. She was born in Swati Nakshatra 2nd Pada DOB 28/07/2017.
    Could you Please suggest some good day between 5th to 7th of October, So that i can Plan accordingly.

    Thanks in advance!!
    Rajani k

  10. During Pithrupaksha time (14th September to 28th September) whether good time for aksharabhyasam for my son. Kindly reply..

  11. Padmaja Vayineni

    Hi sir,
    We r planning to do aksharabhyasam on October 5th 2019 . Could you please let me know the date is good for makara rasi boy . DOB is 23/03/2017 9:29pm

  12. Namasthe sir, nan magu ge Aksharabhyasa madsbeku E Sunday Andre august 11th adre alli male jasthi road block antha TV li nodtha idivi eg hege nav barakke en problem agalwa barbahuda…

  13. Hello Sir/Madam,
    I want to perform aksharabhyasam for my daughter. She born on 30th November ,2016.

    Please let me know the shubhmuhurutam dates in the month of August 2019

  14. says

    Aug, 2 nd 2019 at 11:18 Am

    Namaste sir, I want to perform my daughter aksharabhyasam at sringeri temple , she is Feb 3rd, 2018 born can we perform .She is 1.8 yrs can we do it now?Please suggest

    Reply

    1. Sasidhar Darla

      Temple recommended age is between 2.5 – 5 years. But we have seen children less than 2.5 years also doing it.

    1. Sasidhar Darla

      You can definitely do the ceremony in July. Choose any date other than amavasya. Auspicious days – Akshaya Tritiya, Vijaya Dasami, Lalita Panchami, Moola Nakshatra Day and Thursdays. July is in fact a beautiful month.

  15. ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ.

    ನನ್ನ ಮಗನ ಜನ್ಮ ದಿನಾಂಕ 16/06/2016 ತುಲಾ ರಾಶಿ, ಸ್ವಾತಿ ನಕ್ಷತ್ರ, ಆಗಿದ್ದು ಜುಲೈ ತಿಂಗಳಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಕ್ಷರಾಭ್ಯಾಸ ಮಾಡಿಸಬೇಕು ಆದುದರಿಂದ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ದಿನಗಳನ್ನು ಸೂಚಿಸಿ.

    ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

    ಶಿವಕುಮಾರ್.
    ಮೈಸೂರು.

  16. Namaste sir, I want to perform my daughter aksharabhyasam at sringeri temple , she is May 9th, 2017 born can we perform this on July 2nd week. She is 2.1 yrs can we do it now?Please suggest

  17. Namaste, We are planning to perform Aksharabhyasam for our 3 year old son on May 9th. As May 9th is Shankar jayanthi, can we perform Aksharabhyasa on that day. how will be the crowd? What about Sharadamba darshan? How to book for rooms to stay. Please reply.

    1. Sasidhar Darla

      Yes you can perform on May-9th. Crowd will be more since it is summer holidays. You can book temple guest houses but they are available on first come first serve basis. If they are full, you can always book private hotels.

  18. Hi,

    We want to do pisha vandanam. We are planning to visit temple on Feb 24 Sunday. Is this date auspicious to do pisha vandanam and Aksharabhyasam for my sons who are 5 years and 2.7 yrs. Please suggest the dates feb 22 friday or feb 24 sunday which is best for pisha vandanam and Aksharabhyasam ? Thanks in advance

  19. Hi All,

    We want to do Aksharabhyasam for our daughter on 28th April 2017 after 10:30am as the day leads to Akshaya Tritiya. Is this is possible? Can we manage to do it within the temple’s Aksharabhyasam department?

    Her name is Tanishkka, born on 7th Feb 2015 at 5:54 am in Davangere.

    Few were telling, this year Akshaya Tritiya is falling on Saturday and with badluck. Is this is true? Since we are staying in Vizag, we planned for this long back n these comments disturbed us a lot.

    Please do reply.

    Thanks,
    Santhosh and Rashmi

  20. Dear Sasi,

    We want to get blessings from Sharadamba, and get aksharabhyasam for my son Master Haneesh, and we have planned for Vijayadashami i.e October 11th, we are 5 adults and 1 child visiting, can you let us know we will get accommodation there as it will be busiest day in the month with a lot of people visiting.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dilip

    1. Dear Dilip, Vijayadasami is the most popular time at this temple. It will be very difficult to find accommodation. I suggest you book in advance. There are very few hotel options available near this temple. Alternatively, you can stay in Mangalore and visit this temple.

  21. Hi Sir,

    We would like to perform Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri temple Toronto for my daughter in August 2016. Please let us know good dates in Aug 2016. Her details are below:

    Name: Lakshmi Ruthvika
    Date of Birth: 03-Nov-2013
    Star: Swathi
    Raasi: Tula
    Place of Birth: Hyderabad and time is 6:42 AM

    Currently we are in Toronto,Canada .So please let us know good day to perform Aksharabhyasam at sringeri temple,toronto.

  22. Dhanalakshmi Kintali

    Dear sir,
    we would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my daughter Sharanya in August. Could you please guide us an auspicious date for that.
    Is Aug 12th(varalakshmi vratham) good for aksharabhyasam.
    My daughter’s data of birth is 18 Feb 2014, 9 PM.
    Please suggest a date.

    1. Dear Dhanalakshmi, August 12th is a great day. Please plan for that day. Remember that it’s a long weekend, so there will be a lot of rush. So make your travel and accommodation arrangements as soon as possible. We can help you plan your arrangements. Call us on 07045876311 if you need our assistance.

  23. I’m planning to do aksharabhyasam for my son aged 2.5yrs on 19 July guru purnami day.. Is it auspicious for performing aksharabhyasam.. Thanks..

  24. I’m planning to do aksharabhyasam for my son aged 2.5yrs on 19 July guru purnami day.. Is it auspicious for performing aksharabhyasam.. Thanks..

    1. My husband stays abroad so can I perform this with my son… I heard it has to be performed by child’s father or maternal uncle…

  25. Hi ,
    I am planning for my kids aksharabhyasam on June 20th 2016 Monday. I need some assistance on this. Probably we need accomodations for the same.

  26. santosh kumar.S

    We would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my Daughter she age 2.7y – IN MAY 2016. Could you please suggest us is this days is auspicious date for to perform Aksharabhyasam.

    1. Dear Santosh, Any day is auspicious when you do the Aksharabhyasam infront of Sringeri Sharadamba. It is performed on all days except the day of Amavasya. So please plan according to your convenience. Also, Please contact us if you need any assistance in transportation or accommodation.

  27. Dear sir,

    We would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my 2 Son’s, in coming month June 4th – 2016. Could you please suggest us is this day is auspicious date for to perform Aksharabhyasam.

    This is our dream to perform aksharabhyasam to my 2 son’s at sringeri.

    My elder son age is 3.7 years and younger son age is 2.4 years, can you I know is my younger son eligible for aksharabhyasam.

    We would like to book aksharabhyasam ticket and accomidation in advance, could you provide us more details on this.

    Thanks in advance for your support.

  28. Mounika Devi Puppala

    We are planning to visit sringeri temple tomorrow 22nd April for my daughter sarika Aksharabhyasam.
    Priest kept the murhutham for aksharabhyasam on Friday morning at 6:00 AM.
    Is it possible to perform aksharabhyasam at morning 6:00 at sringeri temple.
    Please let us know the temple timings.Thank you.

  29. Asha

    Hello Sir,

    We are planning to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my son on 9th May 2016 who is 2.8 years! It’s being akshaya tritiya that day and we are coming from very long distance. I wish to know whether there will be huge crowd because of Akshaya tritiya and is there any option to reserve time slot over phone or email.

    Anticipating for your reply, Thank you in Advance.

    1. Dear Asha, May 9th is a great day to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri. As you guessed, there will be more than usual rush at the temple. There is no advance booking available. Please reach Sringeri by 8th evening and purchase the ticket for 9th morning. However it is better to book a room in advance due to the heavy rush. Please call us if you need assistance in booking accommodation or transportation.

  30. Dear Sir
    We plan to do aksharabhyasam on May9 2016 for my son who is 2.6 years! It being akshaya tritiya that day..till what time are the tickets sold on that day??Is there a limit to the number of children for the ritual?? Is it preferable to buy tickets a day before ?
    Thank you

    1. Dear Kishori, May 9th is a very auspicious day to do Aksharabyasam for your son. The timings are from 8am to 1pm. There is no limit to the number of tickets sold. Reach as early as possible in the morning and purchase the ticket.

  31. Dear sir my son name is rakhesh kaarthik and his dob 03-08-2013 and tob is 11:52am at nellore . We are planning to conduct his aksharabhyasam at sringeri .kindly suggest us the auspicious days in april and may 2016.kindly do the needful

    1. Dear Srilakshmi, Any day is auspicious when you do the Aksharabhyasam infront of Sringeri Sharadamba. It is performed on all days except the day of Amavasya. So please plan according to your convenience. Also, Please contact us if you need any assistance in transportation or accommodation.

  32. Dear sir,

    we would like to do Aksharabhyasam at Sringeri to my daughter, in coming month May 9 – 2016 (on occasion of Akshaya Tritiya) . Could you please suggest us is this day is auspicious date for to perform Aksharabhyasam.

    This is our dream to perform aksharabhyasam to my daughter at sringeri.

    Thanks in advance for your support.

    1. Dear Gopal, It’s a great day to perform Aksharabhyasam. Please go ahead and plan for it. Please let us know if we can help you in making any transportation or accommodation arrangements.

  33. I would like to know if Aksharabhyasam will be performed on Jan 1st in the temple? If so, kindly let us know if it is going to be a different procedure or taking longer during this time as it will be crowded. We are planning to come there anytime between Dec31st and Jan 2nd for Aksharbhyasam, Kindly confirm it the pooja will be performed daily during the above dates?

    1. Aksharabhyasam is performed on all days except on the day of Amavasya. Generally January 1st is more crowded than usual. The procedure will be the same. Please contact us on 9987769657 to know more details

    1. Dear Swathi, The required items will be provided when you purchase the aksharabhyasam ticket from the temple counter. You don’t need to carry anything. However, you may carry a slate and chalk if you may like.

  34. My daughter is 2.5 Years old now. We plan to get her Aksharabhyasam done in February next year. I heard Vasanth Panchamani day is auspicious day for this. Could you please suggest if we can go ahead for this date and kindly suggest us the time also. Will there be more crowd expected on this day? If so kindly guide us for the booking/how long we may ahve to wait in the queue?

    1. Dear Rajashree, Vasanth Panchami is one of the most auspicious days to do aksharabhyasam. Please go ahead and plan for this day. The aksharabhyasam timings are between 8am to 1pm. There is no advance booking facility. You can directly purchase the ticket (Rs.250) at the seva counter on the day of the event. More than usual crowd is expected that day since it is a very auspicious day for conducting aksharabhaysam.
      Myoksha is a tour operator specialising in pilgrimage tours. We suggest that you explore the nearby temples like Kukke Subramanya, Dharmasthala and Horanadu during your trip. We will be glad to help you with the arrangements. Send a mail to [email protected]

      1. Hi Myoksha, Thanks for your response! I have mailed to the said email-id on my concerns for the nearby tourism. Could you also please let me know what are all the Pooja items that we are supposed to carry for the Aksharabhyasam activity? How long this Aksharabhyasam will happen? is it done in bulk for all or specifically for individuals separately? Do you have any gallery or video of this, by any chance?

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