Mahanavami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2019 – 7 October

mahishasura mardini durga

For 7 October 2019, 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 7 October 2019, Kanakadurga Ammavaru is worshipped […]

Basumata Puja

Basumata Puja is the fourth and concluding day of Raja Sankranti festival in Odisha. In 2013, Basumata Puja date is June 17. During this festival Mother Earth or “Basu Mata” is considered to be a menstruating woman. Hence digging of soil or tempering it in any way is strictly prohibited. The Mother Earth is said […]

Shesha Raja (Raja Festival celebrations)

Shesha Raja is the last day of Raja Sankranti festival celebrations in Odisha. In 2013, Shesha Raja date is June 16. The most important festival of Orissa, Raja is commonly associated with the farming community and celebrated during the onset of the monsoon. The Raja Sankranti also known as Mithun Sankranti, falls on the first […]

Pahili Raja in Odisha

Pahili Raja is the first day of Raja Sankranti festival in Odisha. In 2013, Pahili Raja date is June 14. It falls on the last day of Jyeshta Month as per Odisha calendar (a day prior to Midhuna Sankranti). And the Raja Sankranti festival marks the beginning of Ashadha Month as per Odiya Panji. Raja […]