Theppotsavam | Vijayadashami Utsavam during Navaratras in Kanakadurga Temple Vijayawada

Theppotsavam is the main ritual performed on Vijayadasami or Dasara during Navaratras in Kanakadurga temple, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. It is the concluding event of Durga Navaratras in Durga Malleshwara Swamy Devasthanam. In 2017, Teppotsavam date is September 30. The presiding Deity of the temple, Kanakadurga Ammavasru along with Malleshwara Swamyvaru, is taken for a sail […]

Vijayadashami & Shami Puja, Legend & Significance

Vijayadashami is the final day of Durga Navaratri. On this day Durga Visarjan or Udvasan is performed. There is a popular legend associated with Vijaya Dashami tells us about another ritual ‘Shami Puja. Legend of Vijayadashami and Shami Puja Apart from the story of Lord Ram and Ravan about Vijayadashami, another legend is mentioned in […]

Vijayadasami Mahotsav 2017 in Kanpur (Ramlila for Dussehra)

Ramlila

Vijayadasami Mahotsav 2017 in Kanpur is organised by the one of the oldest Ramlila committees in Uttar Pradesh. In 2017, Navratri begins on 21 September and ends on 30 September. ‘Vijayadasami Mahotsav’ organised by a nearly 140-year-old Ramlila committee will begin in Kanpur from September, giving start to the festive season this month and next […]

Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2017

mahishasura mardini durga

For 29 September 2017, Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple for Navaratri is – Mahishasuramardhini Devi. It is the 9th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. Mahishasuramardini Devi is the most ferocious of the nine forms of the goddess. Mother Goddess appears as Mahishasuramardini […]

Siddhidatri, Goddess Siddhidatri Navadurga

Siddhidatri

Siddhidatri is the ninth and the last form of Navadurga Goddesses. She is worshipped on the last day, Mahanavami, of Durga Navratri. In 2017, Siddhidatri Pooja date is September 29 in Ashwin Navratri and April 5 in Vasant Navratri. Siddhidatri Mata gives her devotees all types of occult energies, which are named as ‘Ashtasiddhi. As […]

Mahagauri Navdurga, Appearance & Dhyana Mantram

Mahagauri is the eighth form of Navadurga. She is worshipped on the eighth day or Durga Ashtami day during Navaratri. In 2017, Mahagauri Puja date is September 28. During Vasant Navratri Maha Gauri Puja date was April 3. Apperance or iconography of Mahagauri Navdurga: Mahagauri is extremely fair in her body complexion. Hence she is […]

Mahagauri | Goddess Maha Gowri Navadurga

Mahagauri

Mahagauri, also spelt as Maha Gowri, is the eighth manifestation or aspect of Navadurga. Maha Gauri is worshipped on Durgashtami or Mahashtami, the eighth day during Durga Navratri. In 2017, Mahagouri pooja date is September 28. Mahagauri Maa is always considered as eight year old girl who is also called as Kanya or Kumari. Legend […]

Mahanavami 2017 (Maha Navami Puja during Durga Navratri)

Mahanavami is the culmination day of Navratri. It falls on ninth day of Navratri in Ashwin Month. Mahanavami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami, the ninth day of Durga Navratri. In 2017, Mahanavami date is September 29 during Sharad Navratri and April 5 in Chaitra Vasant Navratri. Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day […]

Durga Ashtami 2017 | Mahashtami Puja, Veerashtami

Durga Ashtami Puja, Durgashtami, Mahashtami, Veerashtami, is the main festival in Durga Navratri Pooja. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Ashwin month or Ashwayuja masam. In 2017, Durga Ashtami date is September 28. Rituals, Customs and Pujas to observe on Durgashtami: Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga mata to worship on Durgashtami day. Maha […]

Durgashtami Significance | Legend of Mahashtami

Bhadrakali

Durga Ashtami, also known as Mahashtami or Veera Ashtami, is the eighth day of Durga Navratri. Durga Ashtami is very significant as per the Hindu beliefs and the legend associated with Durga Navratri Ashtami. In 2017, Durga Ashtami date is September 28. On Ashwin Krishna Ashtami day, Goddess Bhadrakali, the powerful and fierce form of […]