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Bhavani Deeksha 2018 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 2018 dates are from November 18 to December 28, 2018.

Bhavani Deeksha Viramana will be celebrated for 5 days from December 24, 2018 to December 28, 2018.

Mandala Deeksha starting from November 18, 2018 to November 23, 2018.

Ardha Mandala Deeksha starting from December 9, 2018 to December 13, 2018. 

Kalasa Jyothi Uthsavam is from December 22, 2018.

Deeksha Viramana days from December 24, 2018 to December 28, 2018.

Maha Poornahuti is on December 28, 2018.

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.