Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the 7th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2018, 16 October – Maha Saptami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped.
On seventh day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Mahalakshmi Devi and worshipped. This Saptami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Saptami 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, Mahalakshmi Pooja – 16 October 2018
विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (ख्वार मॉस), शुक्ल पक्ष, सप्तमी, पूर्वाषाढ़ा नक्षत्र, अतिगण्ड योग, विष्टि करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:27 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:56
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)12:42 Chandrastama (Moonset)23:49
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 10:16
Nakshatra Purva Ashadha – 18:23
Yoga Atiganda – 07:51
Karana Vishti – 23:31
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 15:04 – 16:30
Gulika Kalam: 12:12 – 13:38
Yama Gandam: 09:20 – 10:46
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina (Kwar Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Kanni Month (Kanni Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Ashwin Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Purattasi Month (Purattasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Aashin Mash
Nepali Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)
Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu – 25:09:19*
Amrita Kalam 13:02 – 14:49
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:35
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 27:25* – 29:14*
Durmuhurthams: 22:57 – 23:47
7th Day Alankaram in Previous Years
In 2017, Sri Kanakadurga Devi was worshipped as Mahalakshmi Devi on 7th day of Navratri.
In 2016, Mahalakshmi Devi was the 7th day Goddess. In 2015, Saraswati Devi was the 7th day Goddess. In 2014 also Saraswati Devi was the sixth day Goddess during Navratri celebrations. In 2013, Sri Mahalakshmi Devi was the Alankaram for 7th day of Navratri.
In 2012, Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi was the Saptami day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple. The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.