Paush Navratri 2017

Paush Navratri, also spelt as Poush Navratras, is a nine-day festival celebrated from first day to ninth day during Paush month or Pushya masam. In 2017, Paush Navratri begins on 6 January and ends on 12 January. Pushya masa Navratras are also called as Shakambari Navratri in some areas. In Shakambari mata temples, Navratri utsav is celebrated […]

Simollanghan: Dasara ritual in Maharashtra

Simollanghan is a ritual performed on Dasara or Viajaya Dashami day in Maharashtra. Dasara is the final day during Durga Navaratri. Simollanghan 2016 date is October 11.. Simollanghan is crossing the border or frontier of a village or a place. In ancient times, kings used to cross the frontier of their kingdom to fight against their rivals […]

Mahanavami Upvaas 2016

Mahanavami Upvaas is one of the customary fasting day for those who observe Navratri Vrat. In 2016, Mahanavami Upvaas date is October 10. Last year, Mahashtami Upavaas and Mahanavami Upvaas fall on the same day. On Mahanavami Upvaas day in 2016, Astra Puja (Ayudha Puja), Saraswati Poojan, Bhadrakali Avataar,  Mata Siddhidhatri Puja as a part of Navadurga Alankarams & Mahishasura […]

Mahanavami 2016 (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 2016, Mahanavami date is October 10. Maha Navami is the last day of 9-day festival, Sharad Navaratri. As per Hindu beliefs, Durga puja […]

Mahagauri Puja Vidhi

Mahagauri Puja Vidhi (Procedure of Mahagauri Mata Pooja) with mantras, slokas, stotras and Aarti is given here. Maa Mahagauri Navadurga is worshipped on 8th day of Navratri according to Navadurga method of performing Navratri Durga Pooja. Puja items list.. The puja items required for Mahagauri Pooja are – usual puja material like Haridra churna, kumkum, camphor, rice, kalash, water (gangajal), […]

8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2016 – 8 October

Goddess Saraswati Devi

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 […]

8th day of Navratri 2016 – October 8

8th day of Navratri 2016 is October 8 in Ashwin Navratri. This day marks Durga Saptami, Maha Saptami or Devi Saptami. It also marks the third day of Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India. It was April 14 in Chaitra Navratri (Vasantha Navaratri). Today’s Goddess to worship in Navadurga Sampradaya is – Maa Mahagauri […]

7th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2016

16-days Mahalakshmi Vrat

Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the 7th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2016, 7 October – Maha Saptami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. Due to Vriddhi Tithi in 2016, this day is celebrated as Durga Sashti. On seventh day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Mahalakshmi Devi and […]

7th day of Navratri 2016 – October 7

7th day of Navratri 2016 is October 7 in Durga Sharan Navaratri. This day marks Durga Saptami, Maha Saptami, Devi Saptami. But due to Vriddhi Tithi during Navratri, in 2016, it is Durga Sashti / Maha Shashti. It also marks the second day of Durga Puja in Bengal, Assam, and other Eastern parts of India.. It was April […]

Vehicles of Goddess Durga Arrival, Departure for Navratri

Goddess Durga's vehicle

Goddess Durga arrival, departure during Navratri Puja is considered very significant. The vehicles on which Goddess Durga comes and goes on the first day and the last day of Navratri respectively represents the coming year’s harvest, prosperity, happiness, wealth, health, etc, for people. These are considered as omens for Navratri. The various modes for Durga’s […]