Sri Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi is the 5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2019, 3 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 Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi and worshipped. This Panchami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi.
Goddess Lalita or Lalitha Tripura Sundari devi and the red Goddess, is one of the most powerful manifestations of Goddess Shakti. Goddess Shakti incarnated as Lalita to demolish the demon called Bhandasura. Bhandasura was a demon formed from the ashes of Manmadha or Kama deva, the God of Love and seduction.
Goddess Lalita represents the Panchabhuta (five basic elements) of the Universe. Panchabhutas are – air, water, fire, earth and space (Vayu, Jala, Agni, Bhumi and Akasha). Lalitha Devi is also associated with Sri Chakra, the ultimate Chakra representing the origin and existence of the universe.
The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Panchangam, Skandamata Pooja – 3 October 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:22 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:09
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)10:50 Chandrastama (Moonset)22:03
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Panchami – 10:11
Nakshatra Anuradha – 12:10
Yoga Ayushman – 25:04*
Karana Kaulava – 21:46
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 13:44 – 15:12
Gulika Kalam: 09:19 – 10:47
Yama Gandam: 06:22 – 07:50
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
Amrita Kalam 27:28* – 29:05*
Abhijit: 11:52 – 12:39
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 17:49 – 19:25
Durmuhurthams: 15:00 – 15:47