Sri Saraswati Devi is the 6th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2022, 1 October. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Mahalakshmi Devi and worshipped. This Shashti Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Shashti tithi.
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 – 1 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:02 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:58 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 11:10 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 10:00 PM
Tithi : Shashthi upto 08:46 PMSaptami
Nakshatra : Jyeshta Maas upto 03:11 AM, Oct 02Mula
Karana : Kaulava upto 09:42 AMTaitila upto 08:46 PMGaraja
Yoga : Ayushmana upto 07:59 PMSaubhagya
Weekday : Shaniwara
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 : 06:48 PM to 08:20 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:30 AM
Yamaganda : 01:29 PM to 02:59 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 06:02 AM to 07:31 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 06:02 AM to 06:49 AM 06:49 AM to 07:37 AM
Varjyam : 09:39 AM to 11:11 AM
6th day Alankaram in Vijayawada in Previous Years
In 2021, Sixth day Goddess was Saraswati Devi.
In 2020, Sixth day Goddess was Lalitatripura Sundari Devi.
In 2019, Sixth day Goddess was Mahalakshmi Devi.
In 2018, Sixth day Goddess was Annapurna Devi.
In 2017, the Sixth day Goddess was Mahalakshmi Devi.
In 2016, the Sixth day Goddess was Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi.
In 2015, the Sixth day Goddess was Lalithatripura Sundari Devi.
In 2014, the Sixth day Goddess was Mahalakshmi Devi.
In 2013, the Sixth day Goddess was Saraswati Devi.
In 2012 also, Goddess Saraswati Devi was the Sixth Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple. The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.