Auspicious Ceremony for Beginning of Formal Education

 

A lovely group of nine children participated in a formal Vedic ceremony called the Vidyaramba ceremony.  Conducted by our local priest, Kripamoya dasa, the children were invited to repeat several mantras, make different symbols with their hands, draw the first letter of their name in sand and sing. They also sought good wishes and blessings from parents, grandparents, teachers and special guests.

The children are joining the Rama reception class and are very excited, if not a little nervous.  We are happy to report that they have settled in so well and we are very proud of them.