Margasira Masam utsavam in 2016 at Kanakamahalakshmi temple, Vizag dates – December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22 and December 29. Celebrations and rituals are celebrated throughout the month of Margashiram at the temple.
Festivities begin in the morning with panchamruta abhishekam to Goddess Kanaka Mahalakshmi and Sahasranama kumkuma puja. After that, Ksheerabhishekam (abhishekam with milk) was performed to the deity. Pujas were continued till the evening. Lalitha Sahasranamam and Annamayya krithis (sankirthanas) were recited in the morning.
Thousands of devotees throng to the temple on the first day of Margasira masam. Temple is decorated with flower garlands and illuminated with lights. During the whole month of Margashira, Durga Saptashathi, Mahavidya homam, Lakshmi homam and Sri Chakra puja are conducted.
On the last Thursday in the month, 29 December 2016, Sahasraghatabhishekam would be performed. Rathayatra will be held a couple of days prior to the final Thursday.
Astalakshmi alankaram is the main attraction of Goddess Kanaka mahalakshmi during the Margashira month. On Thursdays during the month are considered highly auspicious. Grand arrangements are made for devotees to attend the events and get blessed by Goddess Kanaka Mahalakshmi.