Saraswati Devi is the 8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2016, 8 October – Maha Saptami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
On eighth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Saraswati Devi and worshipped. This Saptami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi.
Saraswati Mata is the Goddess of education and knowledge. Everyone needs the blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi for success in every aspect of life.
Moola Nakshatra Saraswati Pooja is the main ritual on this day. The Government of Andhra Pradesh will present Pattu Vastrams on 8 October 2016 (Saraswati Alankaram) between 4 PM To 5 PM.
Panchangam, Durga Puja – 8 October 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:24 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:03
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)12:12 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:28
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 21:24
Nakshatra Mula – 16:47
Yoga Shobhana – 20:05
Karana Vanija – 21:24
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 09:19 – 10:46
Gulika Kalam: 06:24 – 07:52
Yama Gandam: 13:41 – 15:08
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu
Amrita Kalam 09:45 – 11:31
Abhijit: 11:50 – 12:37
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 27:06* – 28:49*
Durmuhurthams: 07:11 – 07:57
8th Day Alankarams in Previous Years
In 2015, due to Vriddhi Tithis, Goddess Saraswati was worshipped on 8th day of Navratri
In 2014, due to shuffle in tithis, Goddess Kanakadurga was worshipped in two forms – Durga Devi and Mahishasura Mardhini Devi on Durga Ashtami day.
In 2013, due to shuffle in tithis, Goddess Kanakadurga was worshipped in two forms – Durga Devi and Mahishasura Mardhini Devi on Durga Ashtami day.
Last year (2012), Goddess Durga Devi was the Ashtami day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple. The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.