The primary education during Vedic period was arranged in the families. The Vidyarambha Sankara (Commencement of education) of the child was initiated on some auspicious day at the age of about 5 years. This ritual was conducted by the family priest. The child was bathed, put on new clothes and was presented before the priest. The priest would spread in New Cloth with grains on it. The Gods and goddess were invoked and worshipped by Vedic mantras and the child’s finger was made to run on the grains making letters of the alphabet. The priest was then fed and paid Dakshina. He blessed the child and thus the regular education commenced.
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