For 18 October 2018, Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple for Navaratri is – Mahishasuramardhini Devi. It is the 9th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri.
During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. Due to Tithi Dwayam on 18 October 2018, Kanakadurga Ammavaru is worshipped as ‘Mahishasura Mardhini’ till 11 in the morning and ‘Sri Rajarajeshwari’ after 1’0 clock in the afternoon.
Mahishasuramardini Devi is the most ferocious of the nine forms of the goddess. Mother Goddess appears as Mahishasuramardini on asvayujasuddha navami to protect the virtuous and punish the vicious. This particular day is celebrated as ‘Maharnavami’ as a token of victory. She makes the lion her seat and equipped with weapons appears most powerful manifested with the powers of all goddesses in Her. She is known as ‘Mahishasuramardini’ after crushing a demon called Mahishasura.
Worshipping Her eliminates fear of enemies and results in success. Praying to Her gives the same result as worshipping all the Goddesses. Chandi sapathasathi votive ritual has to be performed.
The mantra “OM aiM hreeM SreeM sarvasammOhinyai svaahaa ” should be recited. Consecrated food items such as tamarind rice or pulihora, garelu raw green gram soaked (vada pappu) and paanakan (water mix with jaggery, elaichi and pepper) should be offered.
On ninth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the forms of Sri Mahishasura Mardhini Devi and worshipped. This Navami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Navami tithi.
Panchangam, Mahanavami Puja – 18 October 2018
विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, आश्विन मॉस (ख्वार मॉस), शुक्ल पक्ष, नवमी, श्रवण नक्षत्र, धृति योग, तैतिल करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:28 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:55
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:11 Chandrastama (Moonset)25:31
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Navami – 15:28
Nakshatra Shravana – 24:34*
Yoga Dhriti – 09:48
Karana Taitila – 28:45*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 13:37 – 15:03
Gulika Kalam: 09:20 – 10:46
Yama Gandam: 06:28 – 07:54
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashwin Mahina (Kwar Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month (Thula Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Ashwin Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Aashin Mash
Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas
Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)
Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 12:50 – 14:38
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:34
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 29:03* – 30:50*
Durmuhurthams: 14:52 – 15:37
Mahanavami Alankaram in Previous Years
In 2017, Mahanavami Alankaram was Mahishasuramardhini Devi.
In 2016, Mahanavami Alankaram was Mahishasuramardhini Devi. In 2015, Mahanavami Alankaram was Rajarajeshwari Devi. In 2014, Goddess Kanakadurga was worshipped as Durga Devi and Mahishasuramardhini as shuffle in tithis.
In 2012 & 2013, Goddess Mahishasura Mardhini was the Navami day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple. The Alankarams of Navratri puja differs from year to year depending on the Nakshatras and Temple’s Agama Shasthra.
Mahishasura Mardhini is the Goddesses of courage, confidence and mind power. Everyone needs the blessings of the Goddess for success in every aspect of life.