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Bhavani Deeksha 2023 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 Karthika and Margashirsha Masam. Bhavani Deeksha 2023 dates are from November 22 to January 7, 2024. (All dates are tentative)

Bhavani Deeksha Viramana will be celebrated for 5 days from  January 3, 2024  to January 7, 2024.

Mandala Deeksha starting from November 22, 2023 to December 10, 2023.

Artha Mandala Deeksha would be conferred from December 13 to 17.  The devotees would have to relinquish their deeksha between January 3 and January 7.

Kalasa Jyothi Uthsavam is from December 26, 2023.

Deeksha Viramana days from January 3, 2024 to January 7, 2024.

Maha Poornahuti is on January 7, 2024.                                    

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.