For 24 October 2020, Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple for Navaratri is – Mahishasuramardhini Devi. It is the 8th 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 24 October 2020, Kanakadurga Ammavaru is worshipped as ‘Durga Devi’ till 11 in the morning and ‘Mahishasura Mardhini’ 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 – 24 October 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:31 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:50
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)13:49 Chandrastama (Moonset)24:58
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 06:58
Nakshatra Shravana – 26:38*
Yoga Shula – 24:42*
Karana Balava – 19:15
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 09:21 – 10:46
Gulika Kalam: 06:31 – 07:56
Yama Gandam: 13:35 – 15:00
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 15:43 – 17:24
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 07:16 – 08:02
Mahanavami Alankaram in Previous Years
In 2019, Mahanavami Alankaram was Mahishasuramardhini Devi.
In 2018, Mahanavami Alankaram was Mahishasuramardhini Devi.
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.