Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple is very popular for its Dasara Navaratri celebrations. In 2020, Dasara Navaratri begins on October 17 and ends on October 25.
Here is the list of Alankarams, Saree colours for each day and Naivedyams to be offered to Durga Devi on each day for Navratri 2020..
Saturday, 17 October 2020 – 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).
Sunday, 18 October 2020 – Sri Balatripura Sundari Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Vidiya – Light Pink Colour Saree. Sweet Boondhi naivedyam and Chickpeas. (Navratri Dwitiya).
Monday, 19 October 2020 – Sri Gayathri Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Vidiya (Vruddhi) – Orange Colour Saree. Ravva Kesari & Pulihora (Tamarind Rice). (Navaratri Tritiya).
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 – Sri Annapoorna Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Chaturthi – Yellow Sandalwood Colour Saree. Pongal is offered as naivedyam. (Vinayak Chaturthi, Navratri Chaturthi, Lalita Panchami, Upang Lalita Vrat).
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 – 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.
Thursday, 22 October 2020 – 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).
Friday, 23 October 2020 – Sri Mahalakshmi Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Saptami – Pink Colour Saree. Ksheerannam (Rice recipe made with milk and sugar) or Jaggery Rice are offered as naivedyam.
Saturday, 24 October 2020 | Morning – 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).
Saturday, 24 October 2020 | Afternoon – 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).
Sunday, 25 October 2020 – Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi – Ashwayuja Shuddha Dashami (Vijayadashami) – Green Colour Saree. Pulihora (Tamarind Rice) and Garelu (Wada) are offered as Naivedyam. (Vijayadashami, Dussehra).