Ravan Vadh or Ravana vadha – Burning large effigies of Ravan on Vijaya Dashami

Ravan Vadh or Ravana Vadha is a ritual and tradition performed on Vijaya Dashami or Dussara. Ravana, who is also called as Dashakanta, was killed by Lord Rama on this day. To commemorate the defeat of Ravana and the victory of good over evil, people started celebrating ‘Dush-hara’ (the defeat of Dashakanta – Ravana). In […]

Maha Navami, Maharnavami: Ninth Day of Durga Navaratri

On the ninth day of Durga Navarathri, Maha Navami or Maharnavami is celebrated. MahaNavami 2014 date is October 3. In North India, Goddess Matungi / Goddess Renuka Devi is the goddess of this ninth day of Durga Navratri. In South India, Goddess Mahishasura Mardhini is the goddess of the ninth day of Durga Navarathri.

Durga Devi – Goddess For Eighth Day of Durga Navratri – Durga Astami Goddess

Sri Durga Devi is the Goddess for the eighth day of Durga Navarathri. In 2010, during the festival of Durga Navrathri, on October 15th, Goddess Sri Durga Devi is worshipped. This day is very important as a part of the navratri celebrations in Sri Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on this day.

Sri Mahalakshmi Devi – Goddess of Sixth Day during Durga Navaratri

Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the goddess for Sixth day of Durga Navarathri. In 2009, on September 24, Thursday, is the day dedicated to the Goddess during Durga Navarathri. Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the Godess of prosperity. In Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple, Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is worshipped on the day.