Sri Annapurna Devi and Mahalakshmi Devi are the 5th day Alankarams in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2021, 11 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 Panchami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Panchami 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.
Sree Maha Lakshmi Devi gives Her graceful darshan to devotees with lotus flowers in both her hands and hand gestures of protection and boon bestowing while the King Elephant serves Her. Mahalakshmi Devi is the symbol and cause of good omen. She is the Giver of Wealth; Cumulative form of eight forms of Lakshmi. She is the daughter of the Ocean of milk(Ksheeraabdhi); Killer of the Demon Dolaasura; middle form of The Trinity of Sakthi.
The Puranas prove that worshipping Devi gives positive results.Chandi sapthasathi asserts ‘yaadaevee sarvabhootaegha lakshmeeroopaeNa saMsthitaa’ meaning Durga devi remains as Lakshmi in all living creatures. Therefore praying Maha Lakshmi Devi during Sharad navaratri days effects many boons.
The mantra, ‘OM SreeM hreeM kleeMmahaalakshmeesvaahaa’ is to be chanted 108 times. A sweet made with black gram with stuffed Bengal gram and jaggery known as Purna should be offered(poornaalu). Lakshmi yantram should be worshipped; red flowers should be used; Lakshmi stotra should be recited.
The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Annapurna Pooja & Mahalakshmi Pooja – 11 October 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:19 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:56 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 11:31 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 09:56 PM
Tithi : Shashthi upto 11:50 PM Saptami
Nakshatra : Jyeshtha upto 12:56 PM Mula
Yoga : Saubhagya upto 11:50 AM Shobhana
Karana : Kaulava upto 01:00 PM Taitila upto 11:50 PM Garaja
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Somawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:44 AM to 12:31 PM
Amrit Kalam : 05:26 AM, Oct 12 to 06:56 AM, Oct 12
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:46 AM to 09:14 AM
Yamaganda : 10:41 AM to 12:08 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:35 PM to 03:02 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:31 PM to 01:17 PM 02:50 PM to 03:36 PM
Varjyam : 08:26 PM to 09:56 PM