Sri Saraswati Devi is the 5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2018, 14 October. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
On fifth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Saraswati Devi and worshipped. This Sashti Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi.
Moola Nakshatra has very special significance in Sharad Navaratri days. Goddess Durga Devi bestows Her darshan as Saraswathi, the Mother of knowledge on this sacred day. The Puranas describe Saraswathi Devi as the form of ‘Brahmachaitanya’. She sits on a white lotus and holds the veena, a baton, clay pot with a spout, a string of prayer beads. She drives away the ignorance and darkness in Her devotees with Her Abhaya hastha.
Maa Saraswati granted the power and glory of word as great a boon to the great litterateurs like Vyasa, Valmiki and Kalidasu. Students’ minds blossom on worshipping Her. She is the third form of the Trinity of Trisakthi; residing deity of music and literature; lives on the tip of the tongue of all living creatures.
The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Skandamata Pooja – 14 October 2018
विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (ख्वार मॉस), शुक्ल पक्ष, पंचमी, ज्येष्ठा नक्षत्र, सौभाग्य योग, कौलव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:26 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:58
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)11:02 Chandrastama (Moonset)22:11
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Panchami – 06:28
Nakshatra Jyeshtha – 13:15
Yoga Saubhagya – 07:02
Karana Kaulava – 19:11
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 16:32 – 17:58
Gulika Kalam: 15:05 – 16:32
Yama Gandam: 12:12 – 13:39
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina (Kwar Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Kanni Month (Kanni Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Ashwin Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Purattasi Month (Purattasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Aashin Mash
Nepali Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)
Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika – 13:15:19
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:35
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 11:32 – 13:15
Durmuhurthams: 16:26 – 17:12