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 2012, Teppotsavam date is October 24.
The presiding Deity of the temple, Kanakadurga Ammavasru along with Malleshwara Swamyvaru, is taken for a sail on a boat. In Telugu, Teppotsavam means ‘Boat Festival.
The boat is decorated with flowers, carved paintings and lights. The celebration starts in the evening, mostly at 5’0 clock and ends within few hours.