Vijayadashami day is considered as the most divine day for Hindus to teach the first structure of language to kids. On this day kids in the age group of three, starts ceremonial study of the language Malayalam by helping them to write Hari Sree Ganapathaye Namah… in raw rice and also on their tongue using finger ring of gold under an Ezhuthassan (tradition teacher). Some of the important venues where this ceremony is held are:
Thunjan parambu, Tirur – The birth place of Thunjath Ezhuthassan, the Father of Malayalam literature. Four centuries back he wrote the Malayalam classics Adhyathma Ramayanam, Mahabharatham etc. and developed a refined Malayalam language. A cultural retreat centre located at Tirur, Malappuram Dt.
Kunjan Nambiar SmarakomAt Killikurissimangalam, Lakkidi, near Ottappalam in Palakkad Dt. Kunjan Nambiar, the satirist who lived 250 yrs back, developed the classical art form Thullal and wrote a lot of satirical poems in Thullal.
Shivagiri Mutt, Varkkala- The final resting place of the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru.
Aasan Memorial Thonakkal – Kumaran Aasan was a great poet and social reformer and a follower of Sree Naratana Guru.
Panachikkad Saraswathy Kshethram- The main diety is Lord Vishnu but famous for the subsidiary diety Goddess Saraswathy- the Goddess of music and learning. Situated at Panachikkadu in Kottayam district. On MC road, from Kottayam to Chigavanam is 7km and from Chingavanam it is about 5km towards east.