Sri Katyayani Devi is the 5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2016, 5 October. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
On fifth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Katyayani Mata and worshipped. This Chaturthi Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi.
Goddess Katyayani Mata is one of the Navadurga Matas worshipped during Navratri as per many Siddhanthas. Katyayani Maa is the sixth Navadurga.
The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Katyayani Pooja – 5 October 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:23 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:06
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 09:43 Chandrastama (Moonset)21:10
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturthi – 15:05
Nakshatra Vishakha – 08:43
Yoga Priti – 18:17
Karana Bava – 28:20*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 12:15 – 13:42
Gulika Kalam: 10:47 – 12:15
Yama Gandam: 07:51 – 09:19
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
Amrita Kalam 24:00* – 25:48*
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 13:13 – 15:01
Durmuhurthams: 11:51 – 12:38