Sri Annapurna Devi is the 3rd day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2023, 17 October. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Annapurna Devi and worshipped. This Tritiya Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi.
Goddess Annapurna is one of the aspects of Goddess Parvati. To prove her credibility in feeding living beings, once she separated from Lord Shiva and consecrated in Kasi (Varanasi) as Annapurneshwari Devi.
The Goddess is decorated as Sree Annapurna Devi on the third day of Dasara celebrations. Rice is the primary source of livelihood for all living beings. Therefore rice is considered to be form of ParaBrahma. Mother appears with a rice bowl in Her hand. Annapurna Devi gives alms to Lord Shiva-Aadi Bhikshuvu.
Meditating about Mata Annapurna improves intellect besides bestowing sweet talk, presence of mind, purity of word, deed, devotion, fervour, and affluence. Mother graces man to become a wholesome Man. This form shows that Mother is the patron and care taker of the creation. The bowl in Her hand grants everlasting good omen in addition to wit and knowledge. Rishis assert that She bears the responsibilities of Her devotees who worship Her with immense faith. White flowers should be offered to Mother.
The mantra, “hreeM SreeM kleeM OM nam ObhagavatyannapoorNaeSimamaabhilashita mahidaevyannaMsvaahaa” should be chanted. Salted rice with curd(daddhyannam) and salted rice cooked with greengram ( kattepongali) should be offered to Her. Annapurna ashtotra and stotras should be recited.
The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Annapurna Puja – 17 October 2023
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:08 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:43 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 08:17 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 07:22 PM
Tithi : Tritiya upto 01:26 AM, Oct 18Chaturthi
Nakshatra : Vishakha upto 08:31 PMAnuradha
Karana : Taitila upto 01:23 PM, Garaja upto 01:26 AM, Oct 18, Vanija,
Yoga : Priti upto 09:22 AM, Ayushmana,
Weekday : Mangalawara,
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit : 11:32 AM to 12:19 PM
Amrit Kalam : 11:23 AM to 01:02 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 02:49 PM to 04:16 PM
Yamaganda : 09:02 AM to 10:28 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 11:55 AM to 01:22 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:27 AM to 09:13 AM 10:41 PM to 11:31 PM
Varjyam : 12:36 AM, Oct 18 to 02:14 AM, Oct 18