Durga Navaratri or Dasara Utsavam is one of the biggest events in Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna swamy temple located at Srisailam in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Durga Navratri starts on October 10 and ends with Shami Puja on Vijaya Dashami day, October 18.
During the celebrations, special pujas and archanas are offered to Lord Mallikarjuna swamy. Bhramarambika Devi worshipped in 9 forms of Navadurga. Vahana sevas to Goddess Bramaramba and to Lord Mallikarjuna are the most eye-catching events.
Dasara Navratri begins with the Ganapati Pooja followed by the Kalasa Sthapana and ends with Poornahuthi. Special pujas, Archanas are performed on these days along with Navaratri special pujas like – Kumari Puja, Suhasini Puja and Dampati Puja.
Srishailam is the most sacred place in South India where one of the Dwadasa Jyothirling (12 prominent Shiva temples) and one of the Astadasha Shakti Peethas (18 prominent temples of Goddess Shakti).
The List of Navratri Alankarams 2018 will be updated shortly..
Durga Navaratri 2018 Calendar – Dates, Alankaras and celebrations during Navaratri 2018
10 October 2018 – Shailaputri Alankaram – Brungi Vahanam seva
11 October 2018 – Brahmacharini Alankaram – Mayura Vahanam seva
12 October 2018 – Chandraghanta Alankaram – Ravana vahana seva
13 October 2018 – Kushmanda Alankaram – Kailasa Vahana seva
14 October 2018 – Skandamata Alankaram – Sesha vahana seva
15 October 2018 – Katyayani Alankaram – Hamsa vahana seva
16 October 2018 – Kalaratri Alankaram – Gajavahana seva
17 October 2018 – Mahadurga Alankaram – Nandi vahana seva
18 October 2018 – Siddidayini Alankaram – Ashwa vahana seva
19 October 2018 – Bhramarambika Devi Alankaram – Nandi vahanam seva
Navratri celebrations will begin on 10 October 2018 at 8 am with several special pujas like Yagashala Pravesham, Ganapati Puja, Swasthi Punyahavachanam, Deeksha Sankalpam, Kankana Puja, Rudrayaga Sankalpam, Deekshadharana, Kankana dharana, Mandaparadhana and Kalasha shtapana Puja. At 10.30 am Chandiyaganga Akhanda sthapana, Vaasthu puja, Vaasthu homam and at 4’0 clock in the evening Parayanam and Japanushtana are performed.
At 5’0 clock on the same day, Ankurarapana, Agni Prathishta, Navavaranarchana, Kumkumarchana, Rudrahomam, Chandi homam and at 9 pm Suhasini Puja, Kalaratri Puja, Maha mangala harati, Neerajana mantra pushpam and Teerth Prasad Vitharana are performed.
On 17 October 2018, the government of Andhra Pradesh will present Pattu Vastralu to the temple authorities.
Special pujas will be performed from 10 to 18 October 2018 as per the temple schedule and rituals. On 18 October 2018, Vijaya Dashami day, Shami Puja is performed in the evening and then after Navaratri celebrations will be concluded.
The above one is just a tentative schedule. The actual schedule will be published after a confirmation from the temple authorities.