Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Navratri Alankaram and Prasadam Details

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The people of Andhra Pradesh call Dussehra Navaratri Devi Navaratrulu or Sharad Navaratrulu. Dussehra festival is celebrated in a big way in Ammavaru temples all over the state, especially in Vijayawada Kanakadurga temple. The festival lasts nine days, but they are actually nights.

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Devi Navaratri Utsavalu starts when Durgamma’s parents, who work for the police, give her a sari to wear. The police are involved in the celebrations for Devi Navaratri. Legend has it that when the Kondaveeti Reddy Kings were in charge, Durgamma showed up in the dream of a soldier named Mangayya and told him to dig Her out. The idol of Durgamma was dug up and put under the peepal tree, just as Ammavari said to do. Since then, it has been the norm for police officers to take part in the Devi Navaratri Utsavalu.

This year, the festival at the Kanaka Durgamma temple will start on Aswayuja Suddha Padyami, which is on Thursday, September 26, 2022, and end on Aswayuja Suddha Dasami, which is on Sunday, October 5, 2022.

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Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Navratri Alankaram and Prasadam Details

On each of the nine days, Durgamma is worshipped under a different name and dressed up in a different way, called a “Alankaram.” The Kalasha Sthapana Pooja is the first part of the Sharad Navaratri Utsavalu. During Devi Navaratrulu, there are many different Alankaras of Durgamma.

Swarna Kavacha Alankruta Durga Devi (Golden Armor) – 26th September 2022:

On the first day of Devi Navaratrulu, Durga Devi wears Swarna Kavacha, which means full gold armor. In this “alankara,” Durga Devi appears as “Simha Vahini,” which means she is sitting on a lion. She has eight arms, or “ashta bhuja.” The goddess is holding a “Shankham” (a conch), a “Chakram” (a disc), a “Gada” (a mace), a “Soolam” (a trident), a “paasam” (a string), a “Maha khadgam” (a sword), and a “Parasu” (an axe). On this day, the naivedyam is pulihora or tamarind rice.

Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Alankaram – 27th September 2022:

On the 2nd day, Durgamma Devi is dressed in a light pink saree in Bala Tripura Sundari Devi alankaram. People believe that if they worship Her, they will be given children. Payasam, which is kheer, is given to Her as a gift.

Gayatri Devi Alankaram  – 28th September 2022:

On the third day, Ammavaru appears in Vedamata Gayatri Devi alankaram wearing an orange sari. She has five faces.

Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi Alankaram – 29th September 2022:

Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi is the Sree Vidya Roopini. She lives in Manidweepam. In Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi alankaram, on the fourth day of Dussehra utsavalu, Kanaka Durgamma wears a pure gold-colored sari. On either side of Lalita Tripura Sundari Devi are the gods Lakshmi and Saraswati. On this day, payasam is given to the goddess as a gift.

Sri Annapoorna Devi Alankaram – 30th September 2022:

On the sixth day of Sharad Navaratrulu, Durgamma dresses up as Annapoorna Devi. She has a bowl in one hand and a ladle in the other to serve food. On this day, curd rice and Katte Pongali are given to Durgamma as a gift in the Annapoorna Devi alankaram. On this day, the goddess wears a sandalwood-colored sari.

Sri Mahalakshmi Devi Alankaram – 1st October 2022:

On the seventh day of Devi Navaratrulu, Durga Devi is in Mahalakshmi alankaram, holding a lotus in both hands. She is the goddess of wealth and happiness, and most people pray to her. Ashta Lakshmi is summed up as Mahalakshmi. Ammavaru wears a pure pink sari on this day.

Sri Saraswati Devi Alankaram – 2nd October 2022:

On the fifth day, Suddha Panchami, when the Moola Nakshatram (star) is out, Durgamma dresses up as Maha Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and learning, in a pure white sari. She is sitting on Her vehicle, a swan, and holding the Veena (a stringed instrument) in Her hand.

Sri Durga Devi Alankaram – 3rd October 2022:

On the eighth day of Dussehra, on Durgashtami, Vijayawada Kanaka Durgamma is dressed in a beautiful red sari in the Durga Devi alankaram. The stories say that when Durga Devi was in this form, she killed an asura named Durgama.

Sri Mahishasura Mardini Devi Alankaram – 4th October 2022:

Vijayawada Kanaka Durgamma will be dressed in a red sari in Durga Devi alankaram on Durgashtami day i.e the 8th day during Dussehra. The stories say that when Durga Devi was in this form, she killed an asura named Durgama.

Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi Alankaram – 5th October 2022:

Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi avatharam is the last alankaram of Kanaka Durgamma during the Sharad Navaratrulu festival. On Dashami day, the goddess wears a green sari. Credit for the picture:

The celebrations come to an end with “Teppotsavam,” when the “utsava vigraham” is taken on a boat ride in the River Krishna that is beautifully decorated and lit up.

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