Durga Navaratri or Dasara Utsavam is one of the biggest events in Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna swamy temple located at Srisailam in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Durga Navratri starts on September 21 and ends with Shami Puja on Vijaya Dashami day, September 30.
During the celebrations, special pujas and archanas are offered to Lord Mallikarjuna swamy. Bhramarambika Devi worshipped in 9 forms of Navadurga. Vahana sevas to Goddess Bramaramba and to Lord Mallikarjuna are the most eye-catching events.
Dasara Navratri begins with the Ganapati Pooja followed by the Kalasa Sthapana and ends with Poornahuthi. Special pujas, Archanas are performed on these days along with Navaratri special pujas like – Kumari Puja, Suhasini Puja and Dampati Puja.
Srishailam is the most sacred place in South India where one of the Dwadasa Jyothirling (12 prominent Shiva temples) and one of the Astadasha Shakti Peethas (18 prominent temples of Goddess Shakti).
The List of Navratri Alankarams 2017 will be updated shortly..
Durga Navaratri 2017 Calendar – Dates, Alankaras and celebrations during Navaratri 2017
21 September 2017 – Shailaputri Alankaram – Brungi Vahanam seva
22 September 2017 – Brahmacharini Alankaram – Mayura Vahanam seva
23 September 2017 – Chandraghanta Alankaram – Ravana vahana seva
24 September 2017 – Kushmanda Alankaram – Kailasa Vahana seva
25 September 2017 – Skandamata Alankaram – Sesha vahana seva
26 September 2017 – Katyayani Alankaram – Hamsa vahana seva
27 September 2017 – Kalaratri Alankaram – Gajavahana seva
28 September 2017 – Mahadurga Alankaram – Nandi vahana seva
29 September 2017 – Siddidayini Alankaram – Ashwa vahana seva
30 September 2017 -Bhramarambika Devi Alankaram – Nandi vahanam seva
Navratri celebrations will begin on 21 September 2017 at 8 am with several special pujas like Yagashala Pravesham, Ganapati Puja, Swasthi Punyahavachanam, Deeksha Sankalpam, Kankana Puja, Rudrayaga Sankalpam, Deekshadharana, Kankana dharana, Mandaparadhana and Kalasha shtapana Puja. At 10.30 am Chandiyaganga Akhanda sthapana, Vaasthu puja, Vaasthu homam and at 4’0 clock in the evening Parayanam and Japanushtana are performed.
At 5’0 clock on the same day, Ankurarapana, Agni Prathishta, Navavaranarchana, Kumkumarchana, Rudrahomam, Chandi homam and at 9 pm Suhasini Puja, Kalaratri Puja, Maha mangala harati, Neerajana mantra pushpam and Teerth Prasad Vitharana are performed.
On 29 September, the government of Andhra Pradesh will present Pattu Vastralu to the temple authorities.
Special pujas will be performed from 21 to 30 September as per the temple schedule and rituals. On 30 September 2017, Vijaya Dashami day, Shami Puja is performed in the evening and then after Navaratri celebrations will be concluded.