Pithapuram Puruhutika Devi Temple Navaratri Utsavams are dedicated to the presiding deity of the temple – Sri Puruhutika Devi (Goddess Rajarajeshwari Devi). In 2020, Pithapuram Temple Navaratri utsavams have begun on October 17 and will end on October 25 with Vijayadashami Mahotsavam.
Pithapuram Puruhutika Devi Temple is one of the Ashtadasha Shakti Peethas (18 Prominent temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti).
Detailed information on Alankarams list and special puja programs will be updated soon.
Schedule of Pithapuram Puruhutika Temple Navaratri 2020
Ankurarpana with Kalasha Sthapana – 17 October 2020 (Vighneshwara Pooja, Kukkuteshwara Swamy Abhishekam, Rajarajeshwari Devi Abhishekam, Vishesha Sahasranama Archana) (Shatachandi Yagam)
Balatripura Sundari Alankaram – 18 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Kashi Annapurna Alankaram – 19 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Mahalakshmi Alankaram – 20 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 21 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 22 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 23 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 24 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
Visesha Alankaram – 25 October 2020 (Shatachandi Yagam)
On 25 October 2020, Rajarajeshwari Ammavari Theppotsavam will be held. Rajarajeshwari Ammavaru along with Sri Kukkuteshwara Swamy are taken out in procession on Hamsa Vahanam in Padagaya Pushkarini.
From 18 October 2020, Dattamaala Deeksha is given to devotees.
In Puranas and Tantras, Pithapuram was previously known as Pithikapuram or Pushkara kshetram. It is to be noted that in the premises of Kukkuteswara swamy temple is located the temple of Puruhutika devi at the North-East corner. It is a large temple. It has a large pond known as Padagaya sarovaram (Pada Gaya Sarovar). The temple is facing the South. There is a good carving of the images of Ashtadasa Shakti peethas on its temple walls.