Pithapuram Puruhutika Devi Temple Navaratri Utsavams are dedicated to the presiding deity of the temple – Sri Puruhutika Devi (Goddess Rajarajeshwari Devi). In 2017, Pithapuram Temple Navaratri utsavams have begun on September 21 and will end on September 30 with Vijayadashami Mahotsavam.
Pithapuram Puruhutika Devi Temple is one of the Ashtadasha Shakti Peethas (18 Prominent temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti).
Schedule of Pithapuram Puruhutika Temple Navaratri 2017
Ankurarpana with Kalasha Sthapana – 21 September 2017 (Vighneshwara Pooja, Kukkuteshwara Swamy Abhishekam, Rajarajeshwari Devi Abhishekam, Vishesha Sahasranama Archana) (Shatachandi Yagam)
Balatripura Sundari Alankaram – 22 September 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Kashi Annapurna Alankaram – 23 September 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Mahalakshmi Alankaram – 24 September 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 25 September 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 26 September 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 27 September 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 28 October 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 29 October 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 30 October 2017 (Shatachandi Yagam)
On 30 September 2017, Rajarajeshwari Ammavari Theppotsavam will be held. Rajarajeshwari Ammavaru along with Sri Kukkuteshwara Swamy are taken out in procession on Hamsa Vahanam in Padagaya Pushkarini.
From 22 September 2017, Dattamaala Deeksha is given to devotees.
In Puranas and Tantras, Pithapuram was previously known as Pithikapuram or Pushkara kshetram. It is to be noted that in the premises of Kukkuteswara swamy temple is located the temple of Puruhutika devi at the North-East corner. It is a large temple. It has a large pond known as Padagaya sarovaram (Pada Gaya Sarovar). The temple is facing the South. There is a good carving of the images of Ashtadasa Shakti peethas on its temple walls.