Vasanta Navaratri, also known as Chaitra Navaratri, will begin on Chaitra Pratipada and end on Chaitra Shukla Navami or Dashami day. In Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple, the festivities start on Ugadi and continued till Chiatra Pournami day. In 2013, Vasanta Navaratri begins on April 11 and ends on April 19.
Goddess Kanaka Durga is adorned in nine different alankarams same as Sharan Navaratri in Ashwayuja masam (October – November). The first day of Navaratri marks the Telugu New Year Day Ugadi. Special sevas and vishesha pujas are performed during Navaratri days. Lakhs of devotees visit the temple and worship the Goddess for the best happenings in Nandana year.
In 2012, Vasanta Navaratri begins on March 23 and ends on April 1. The festivities would continue till April 6.