Hundreds of children got formally initiated into the world of letters in temples and cultural centres in the district on Vijayadasami day, the culmination of Navarathri festivities, on Monday.
Devi temples, including the Mahisha Mardhini at Chattamchal; Mallam Sri Durga Parameshwaram; Korakkad Sri Aryakarthiayani; Mariyamman Kovil and Sree Krishna temple in Kanhangad witnessed heavy turnout of devotees.
There were music concerts at temples to propitiate goddess Saraswati. Many temples organised cultural programmes in the evening.
Hundreds of people visited the Sri Kollur Mookambika temple.
Around 25,000 children were initiated into the world of letters in the Kollur temple on Monday.