‘Ezhuthiniruthu’ – Initiation of a child into the World of Letters

In the Indian culture knowledge is considered to be divine and it should be transmitted from one generation to the next in a divine manner. A Guru (Teacher) should be a man of prayer, knowledge and divinity. The one who teaches the first letters have a great importance in the academic life of the child. Observing these local traditions, the children are brought to Shrine and Priests blesses them and teaches the child the Holy name of Jesus by helping him/her to write in the rice on a plate