Sri Annapurna Devi and Mahalakshmi Devi are the 5th day Alankarams in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2022, 30 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 Annapurna 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.
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 Pooja & Mahalakshmi Pooja – 30 September 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:01 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:59 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 10:05 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 09:08 PM
Tithi : Panchami upto 10:34 PMShashthi
Nakshatra : Anuradha upto 04:19 AM, Oct 01Jyeshta Maas
Karana : Bava upto 11:23 AMBalava upto 10:34 PMKaulava
Yoga : Priti upto 10:33 PMAyushmana
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta; Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:36 AM to 12:24 PM
Amrita Kalam : 06:18 PM to 07:51 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Yamaganda : 02:59 PM to 04:29 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:31 AM to 09:01 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:25 AM to 09:13 AM 12:24 PM to 01:12 PM
Varjyam : 09:04 AM to 10:36 AM