Sri Katyayani Devi is the 5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2017, 25 September. 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 Katyayani Mata and worshipped. This Panchami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi.
Goddess Skandamata is one of the Navadurga Matas worshipped during Navratri as per many Siddhanthas. Skandamaata is the fifth Navadurga.
The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Skandamata Pooja – 25 September 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:20 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:16
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 10:34 Chandrastama (Moonset) 22:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Panchami – 14:27
Nakshatra Anuradha – Full Night
Yoga Vishkambha – 08:10
Karana Kaulava – 27:31*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 07:49 – 09:19
Gulika Kalam: 13:47 – 15:17
Yama Gandam: 10:48 – 12:18
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
Amrita Kalam 19:31 – 21:17
Abhijit: 11:54 – 12:42
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 08:52 – 10:39
Durmuhurthams: 15:05 – 15:53