October 17 – 26, 2020 – Daily
Mornings: Abhishekas to Sri Ganesha, Sri Subramanya Swami, Sri Maha Laskhmi Devi, Sri Maha Saraswati Devi and Divine Mother Sri Lalitambika Devi with sacred river waters, Sri Rudra Abhishekam with 27 auspicious items. Pujas to all temple deities including Sahasra Bilva Archana (Puja with bilva leaves while chanting Lord Shiva’s 1,000 names). Homas conducted each day of Navaratri are Sahasra Modaka Ganesha Homa (Offering 1,000 of Modakas, a sweet, to Lord Ganesha), Sri Gayatri Homa, Sri Hanuman Homa, Sri Narasimha Homa, Sri Maha Lakshmi Homa, Sri Rudra Homa, Sri Lalita Sahasranama Homa and the very powerful Sri Chandi Homa.
Evenings: Sri Lalita Sahasranama Kumkum Archana, Divine Mother Paduka Puja (worshipping the Lotus Feet of Devi), Chatur Veda Seva (selected recitations from each of the four Vedas), Maha Mangala Harathi (offering thousands of ghee lights to Mother Divine), Vahana Seva (nightly grand procession with the Goddess seated on a variety of chariots) and Uyyala Seva (rocking Divine Mother to sleep in a swing).