Sri Katyayani Devi Alankaram | Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple


Alankarams in Durga Devi Temple 2016: Dasara is the most prominent festival, in my view. This year Devi Saran Navaratri Celebrations are special 11 days festival done greatly at Kanaka Durga Temple Vijayawada. After 36 years Durga Devi decorated as Sri Katyayani Devi Alankaram due to changes in Tithi. Goddess Sri Durga Devi is Decorated as “Sri Katyayani Devi” Alankaram is worshiped as the goddess at atop of the Indrakeeladri of 5th October during “Ashwayuja Shuddha Chavithi” tithi.

Katyayani Devi Alankaram

Katyayani Devi Alankaram After Three and a Half Decades

Usually, the Dasara festival is organized for 9 or 10 days a variation in ‘tithi’ as per the Telugu almanac. After a gap of four years, 10-day Dasara festival was organized last year. After three and a half decades, the Dasara celebrated 11 days, which incidentally was the year when Krishna Pushkarams were organized. After 36 years we were celebrated 11 days festival. It brings Special alankaram, Sri Katyayani Devi. She is regarded as one of the fiercest forms of Shakti. Katyayani is often depicted as a very beautiful but at the same time a fierce looking woman with three eyes.

Blessing Her Devotees

The temple priests said, Katyayani Devi alankaram represent bright future and blessing her devotees with peaceful life. Normally, this is not one of the 10 incarnations seen at the Dasara festival. But, due to changes in tidhi, a scope for extra alankaram has arisen.

She is portrayed to have four hands. In her left hands, she holds a sword and a lotus flower. She makes gestures of providing boons and protection to her devotees with her right hands.

  • She is considered as one of the fiercest forms of Shakti.
  • Katyayani represented as a very beautiful and she is a fierce looking woman with three eyes.

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Poojas are performed and different kinds of eatables are offered to the goddess as naivedyam.

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