Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple is very popular for its Dasara Navaratri celebrations. In 2023, Dasara Navaratri begins on October 15 and ends on October 23.
Here is the list of Alankarams, Saree colours for each day and Naivedyams to be offered to Durga Devi on each day for Navratri 2023..
Sunday, 15 October 2023 – Sri Balatripura Sundari Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Padyami – Light Pink Colour Saree. Sweet Boondhi naivedyam and Chickpeas. (Navratri Dwitiya). బాలాత్రిపురసుందరి దేవి – తీపిబూంది, శనగలు.
Monday, 16 October 2023 – Sri Gayathri Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Vidiya (Vruddhi) – Orange Colour Saree. Ravva Kesari & Pulihora (Tamarind Rice). (Navaratri Dwitiya). గాయత్రీ దేవి – రవ్వకేసరి, పులిహోర.
Tuesday, 17 October 2023 – Sri Annapoorna Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Tritiya – Yellow Sandalwood Colour Saree. Pongal is offered as naivedyam. (Navratri Tritiya , Sindhura Chaturthi). అన్నపూర్ణ దేవి – పొంగలి.
Wednesday, 18 October 2023 – Sri Mahalakshmi Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Chaturthi – Pink Colour Saree. Ksheerannam (Rice recipe made with milk and sugar) or Jaggery Rice are offered as naivedyam. మహాలక్ష్మి దేవి – క్షీరాన్నం (పంచదార లేదా బెల్లంతో).
Thursday, 19 October 2023 – Sri Maha Chandi Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Panchami.
Friday, 20 October 2023 – Sri Saraswati Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Shashti – Moola Nakshatra Pooja – White Colour Saree. Atukulu (Poha / beaten rice / flattened rice) Bellam (Jaggery), Shanagapappu (Chana dal / Split Skinless Chickpeas), Kobbari (Coconut) are offered as Naivedyam. సరస్వతి దేవి – అటుకులు, బెల్లం, శనగపప్పు, కొబ్బరి.
Saturday, 21 October 2023 – Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Saptami – Pure Gold Colour Saree. Pulihora (Tamarind Rice) and Pesara Boorelu (Wadas made of Lentils) are offered as naivedya. (Lalita Panchami, Navratri Chaturthi). లలితాత్రిపురసుందరి దేవి – పులిహోర, పెసరబూరెలు.
Sunday, 22 October 2023 – Sri Durga Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Ashtami – Red Colour Saree. Gaarelu (Wada) & Lemon juice flavored Ginger pieces are offered as naivedyam. (Durga Ashtami, Maha Ashtami & Navaratri Ashtami). దుర్గా దేవి – గారెలు, నిమ్మరసం కలిపిన అల్లం ముక్కలు.
Monday, 23 October 2023 – Sri Mahishasuramardhini Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Navami (Mahanavami) – Brown or Red colour hand-loom saree. Chakrapongali (Sugar Pongal – Rice recipe made with Sugar) is offered. (Durga Navami, Maha Navami, Navaratri Navami). మహిషాసురమర్ధిని దేవి – చక్రపొంగలి.
Monday, 23 October 2023 – Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Dashami (Vijayadashami) – Green Colour Saree. Pulihora (Tamarind Rice) and Garelu (Wada) are offered as Naivedyam. (Vijayadashami, Dussehra). రాజరాజేశ్వరీ దేవి – పులిహోర, గారెలు.