Dasara Navaratri at Basar Saraswati Temple of Telangana is a biggest festival at the abode of Goddess of education and knowledge. In 2017, Basar Temple Dasara Navaratri begins on September 21 and ends on September 30.
Basara Saraswati Temple is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu & Kashmir. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning. Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony called as Akshara abyasam.
The origin and the history or the legend of Saraswati Temple, Basar, dates back to the period of Sage Veda Vyasa who performed penance at the river banks of Godavari.
Moola Nakshatra Saraswati Puja is observed with utmost devotion in Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple, Srungeri Sharada Temple, Kollur Mookambika Temple, Basar Saraswati Temple, and many other temples where Durga Navratri celebrated.
Dasara Navaratri 2017 at Basar Temple
21 September 2017 – Kalasha Sthapana, First day of Navratri (Navratri Pratipada)
22 September 2017 – Navratri Dwitiya, Sindhara Dooj, Preeti Dwitiya, Second day of Navratri
23 September 2017 – Navratri Tritiya, Sindhura Tritiya, Third day of Navratri
24 September 2017 – Navratri Chaturthi (4th day of Navratri)
25 September 2017 -Lalitha Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrata, Navratri Panchami (5th day of Navratri) Durga Sashti
26 September 2017 -Durga Sashti
27 September 2017 -Durga Saptami, Moola Nakshatra Pooja.
28 September 2017 -Durga Ashtami, Kanya Puja (Kumari Puja)
29 September 2017 – Mahanavami
30 September 2017 – Ayudha Puja, Vijaya Dashami (Dasara, Dussehra), Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja.