This Samskara is the introduction of Alphabets (Akshara) to the child. After worshiping Lord Ganesha, Guru, Saraswati and family diety, the child is introduced to alphabets. The Guru sits facing east and the child sits facing the west.
Time: Aksharabhyasa can be done in 5th year and in Uttarayana.
Nakshatras: All short nakshatras ( Hasta, Aswini, Pushyami and Abhijit), Swati, Punarvasu, Sravanam, Revati, Chitra, anuradha and Jyesta are good.
Tithis: 2,3,5,6,10,11,12 tithis are good.
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are good.
Lagna: Lagnas of benefics leaving movable rasis (2,3,6,9,12) with benefics strongly placed in 7th or 10th and 8th house being vacant. Proper Chandra Bala and
Tara bala should be seen for the child.