Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple is very popular for its Dasara Navaratri celebrations. In 2021, Dasara Navaratri begins on October 7 and ends on October 15.
Here is the list of Alankarams, Saree colours for each day and Naivedyams to be offered to Durga Devi on each day for Navratri 2021..
Thursday, 7 October 2021 – Sri Swarna Kavachalankrita Durga Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Padyami – Swarna Kavacham Sari – Gold Colour Saree. Chalimidi (Rice Flour Sweet), Vadapappu (Soaked Moong), Payasam (kheer) are offered as naivedyam. (Navratri Pratipada). స్వర్ణకవచాలంకృత దుర్గా దేవి – చలిమిడి, వడపప్పు, పాయసం.
Friday, 8 October 2021 – Sri Balatripura Sundari Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Vidiya – Light Pink Colour Saree. Sweet Boondhi naivedyam and Chickpeas. (Navratri Dwitiya). బాలాత్రిపురసుందరి దేవి – తీపిబూంది, శనగలు.
Saturday, 9 October 2021 – Sri Gayathri Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Vidiya (Vruddhi) – Orange Colour Saree. Ravva Kesari & Pulihora (Tamarind Rice). (Navaratri Tritiya). గాయత్రీ దేవి – రవ్వకేసరి, పులిహోర.
Sunday, 10 October 2021 – Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Shashti – Pure Gold Colour Saree. Pulihora (Tamarind Rice) and Pesara Boorelu (Wadas made of Lentils) are offered as naivedya. (Vinayak Chaturthi, Navratri Chaturthi, Lalita Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrat). లలితాత్రిపురసుందరి దేవి – పులిహోర, పెసరబూరెలు.
Monday, 11 October 2021 – Sri Annapoorna Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Chaturthi – Yellow Sandalwood Colour Saree. Pongal is offered as naivedyam. (Vinayak Chaturthi, Navratri Chaturthi, Lalita Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrat). అన్నపూర్ణ దేవి – పొంగలి.
Monday, 11 October 2021 – Sri Mahalakshmi Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Saptami – Pink Colour Saree. Ksheerannam (Rice recipe made with milk and sugar) or Jaggery Rice are offered as naivedyam. మహాలక్ష్మి దేవి – క్షీరాన్నం (పంచదార లేదా బెల్లంతో).
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 – Sri Saraswati Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Panchami – 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.
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 – 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.
Thursday, 14 October 2021 – 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.
Friday, 15 October 2021 – 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.