Dasara Sharan Navaratri at Alampur Jogulamba Temple is a biggest festival at Shakti Peetham in Telangana. In 2017, Alampur Temple Dasara Navaratri begins on September 21 and ends on September 30.
Dasara Sharan Navaratri utsavams will begin on 21 September with Ankurarpana, Ganapathi Pooja at 8.30 AM. Kumkumarchana, Navavarana Pooja, Archanas, Chandi Homam, Sahasranama Archana, Koluvu Pooja, Kumari Pooja and Suvasini Pooja are the important events during Navaratri festival.
Alampur Jogulaba Temple is the 5th among Astadasha Shakti Peethas, 18 ancient temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti.
Jogini, also called Yogini, is a female Yogi, one who has given up all the worldly attachments. Jogini also meams a dancer who has dedicated her life to God. The Goddess is also known as Yogulamba or Yogamba by the locals.
The Jogulamba Devi Temple is built on the banks of Tungabhadra River. The idol of the Goddess is seen in a seated pose with abundant hair which has a lizard, scorpion, owl and a human skull adorned to it.
Dasara Navaratri 2017 at Alampur Jogulamba Temple
21 September 2017 – Shailaputri Alankaram, Kalasha Sthapana, First day of Navratri (Navratri Pratipada)
22 September 2017 – Brahmacharini Alankaram, Navratri Dwitiya, Sindhara Dooj, Preeti Dwitiya, Second day of Navratri
23 September 2017 – Chandraghanta Alankaram, Navratri Tritiya, Sindhura Tritiya, Third day of Navratri
24 September 2017 – Kushmanda Alankaram, Navratri Chaturthi (4th day of Navratri)
25 September 2017 – Skandamata Alankaram, Lalitha Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrata, Navratri Panchami (5th day of Navratri)
26 September 2017 – Katyayani Alankaram, Durga Sashti
27 September 2017 – Kalaratri Alankaram, Durga Saptami, Ammavari Kalyanotsavam, Ammavari Simhasana Seva.
28 September 2017 – Mahagauri Alankaram, Durga Ashtami, Kanya Puja (Kumari Puja), Ammavari Rathotsavam.
29 September 2017 – Siddhidhatri Alankaram, Mahanavami, Ayudha Puja,
30 September 2017 – Vijaya Dashami (Dasara, Dussehra), Shami Puja, Aparajita Puja, Theppotsavam.