Mata Gayatri Devi is the 3rd day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2021, 9 October. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
On third day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Gayatri Devi and worshipped. It falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi.
Goddess Gayatri is one of the aspects of Goddess Shakti. Goddess Gayathri is appeared as Panchamukhi (with five faces) seated on a lotus. These five faces of the Goddess symbolize Pancha pranas or five lives – prana, apana, vyana, udana and samana. They also symbolize the five principle elements (Panchabhootas) of the universe – earth, water, air, fire and sky.
Last year also, Gayatri Devi was the third day Goddess in Vijayawada Temple. The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Gayatri Puja – 9 October 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:18 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:58 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 09:12 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 08:12 PM
Tithi : Tritiya upto 07:48 AM Chaturthi upto 04:55 AM, Oct 10 Panchami
Nakshatra : Vishakha upto 04:47 PM Anuradha
Yoga : Priti upto 06:30 PM Ayushman
Karana : Vanija upto 06:20 PM Vishti upto 04:55 AM, Oct 10 Bava
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Shaniwara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:45 AM to 12:31 PM
Amrit Kalam : 08:48 AM to 10:15 AM 05:13 AM, Oct 10 to 06:41 AM, Oct 10
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:13 AM to 10:41 AM
Yamaganda : 01:36 PM to 03:03 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 06:18 AM to 07:46 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 06:18 AM to 07:05 AM 07:05 AM to 07:52 AM
Varjyam : 08:27 PM to 09:54 PM