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Bhavani Deeksha 2019 dates at Sri Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada

Bhavani Deeksha is an important ritual and fasting observed by women at the famous Vijayawada Sri Kanaka Durga Temple in the Kratika and Margashirsha Masam. Bhavani Deeksha 2019 dates are from November 7 to December 17, 2019.

Bhavani Deeksha Viramana will be celebrated for 5 days from December 13, 2019 to December 17, 2019.

Mandala Deeksha starting from November 7, 2019 to November 22, 2019.

Ardha Mandala Deeksha starting from December 8, 2019 to December 12, 2019. 

Kalasa Jyothi Uthsavam is from December 11, 2019.

Deeksha Viramana days from December 13, 2019 to December 17, 2019.

Maha Poornahuti is on December 17, 2019.                                    

It begins on Kartik Shukla Paksha Dasami and ends on Margashirsha Krishna Paksha Saptami.

During the Bhavani Deeksha the utsava murti of the Goddess worshipped in the temple will be temporarily shifted to the Bhavani Mandapam. Nearly 1 million people will be partaking in the two month long ritual.

Those partaking in the ritual eat simple vegetarian food and lead a simple life.

Those undertaking the ritual wear red dress and take Irumudi to the temple while performing the ritual.

People take bath in the Krishna River and visit the temple to have darshan of Goddess.

Men and Women partake in the ritual.

Bhavani Deeksha is taken 41 days or 21 days. Women observe it for 21 days after or before the menstrual cycle.

Most devotees visit the temple to end the Deeksha. Some also visit before starting the deeksha and also while ending the Deeksha.