Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the 7th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2017, 27 September – Maha Saptami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
On seventh day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Saraswati Devi and worshipped. This Sashti Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi.
Moola Nakshatra has very special significance in Sharad Navaratri days. Goddess Durga Devi bestows Her darshan as Saraswathi, the Mother of knowledge on this sacred day. The Puranas describe Saraswathi Devi as the form of ‘Brahmachaitanya’. She sits on a white lotus and holds the veena, a baton, clay pot with a spout, a string of prayer beads. She drives away the ignorance and darkness in Her devotees with Her Abhaya hastha.
Maa Saraswati granted the power and glory of word as great a boon to the great litterateurs like Vyasa, Valmiki and Kalidasu. Students’ minds blossom on worshipping Her. She is the third form of the Trinity of Trisakthi; residing deity of music and literature; lives on the tip of the tongue of all living creatures.
The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Saraswati Pooja – 27 September 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:20 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:14
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)12:15 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:28
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 19:08
Nakshatra Jyeshtha – 09:58
Yoga Ayushman – 09:40
Karana Vishti – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 12:17 – 13:46
Gulika Kalam: 10:48 – 12:17
Yama Gandam: 07:49 – 09:19
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika – 09:58:12
Amrita Kalam 29:46* – 31:34*
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 08:10 – 09:58
Durmuhurthams: 11:53 – 12:41
7th Day Alankaram in Previous Years
In 2016, Mahalakshmi Devi was the 7th day Goddess. In 2015, Saraswati Devi was the 7th day Goddess. In 2014 also Saraswati Devi was the sixth day Goddess during Navratri celebrations. In 2013, Sri Mahalakshmi Devi was the Alankaram for 7th day of Navratri.
In 2012, Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi was the Saptami day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple. The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.