5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2020 – 21 October

Sri Saraswati Devi is the 5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2020, 21 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.

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.

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Panchangam, Skandamata Pooja – 21 October 2020

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Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:30 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:52
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)11:07 Chandrastama (Moonset)22:04

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Panchami – 09:06
Nakshatra Mula – 25:13*
Yoga Shobhana – 06:49
Skipped Yoga : Atiganda – 28:25*
Karana Kaulava – 20:17

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 12:11 – 13:36
Gulika Kalam: 10:46 – 12:11
Yama Gandam: 07:55 – 09:20

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Mahina 2077 (Ashwina Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1196 (Thulam Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Nija Ashwina Maasa (Ashwina Masa)

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2077

Telugu Calendar – Nija Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayuja Masam)

Marathi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Maas (Ashwin Maas)

Gujarati Calendar – Nija Ashoj Maas (Ashoj Maas)

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 19:05 – 20:37
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:41 – 25:13*
Durmuhurthams: 11:48 – 12:34

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