Special Events

International Women’s Day – 2017

International Women’s Day – 2017

International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.

Each year International Women’s Day sees thousands of events – global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concert performances, speaking events, online digital gatherings and more. Events are held by women’s networks, corporations, charities, educational institutions, government bodies, political parties, the media and further communities.

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

International Women’s Day – 2017

National Women’s Parliament – 2017

National Women’s Parliament – 2017

National Women’s Parliament (NWP):

National Women’s Parliament a prestigious event is being organized by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 10.02.2017 to 12.02.2017 at Pavithra Sangamam (the place that signifies the union of the Godavari and Krishna rivers ) , Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada . It is a common platform for women from diverse background like politics, social sector, education, sports, industry, media, cinema, arts & culture, judiciary and young aspiring girl students to stage their experiences, share knowledge and research in the area of women’s social economic and political empowerment.

http://nationalwomensparliament.org/

National Women’s Parliament – 2017

Mary Matha fete

Mary Matha fete

Gunadala Mary Matha Church, one of the most popular churches and pilgrim places for Christians in Andhra Pradesh is situated in Gunadala, a hilly region of district Krishna at Vijayawada. It is also called as Mary Matha Shrine or Gunadala Matha Shrine and its more popular name is St Mary’s Church. It has the rare distinction of having an iron cross set up on the hill top. Gunadala Matha Festival was celebrated every year in the month of February 9th to 11th.  More than 5 Lakh devotees are expected to attend this festival and Vijayawada City Police are making elaborate security arrangements for this event.

Mary Matha fete

Bhavani Dheekshalu

Bhavani Dheekshalu

Bhavani Deeksha, also known as Durga Bhavani Diksha or Mala, is a Deeksha or Vrata dedicated to Goddess Kanakadurga of Vijayawada.  Bhavani Deeksha begins on Kartika Pournami or on Utthana Ekadashi days in Kartika masam.  In 2016, Bhavani Deeksha Dharana date is 10 November, 11 November, 12 November, 13 November or 14 November.

Bhavani Deeksha is observed for 41 days or 21 days

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Bhavani Dheekshalu

Police Commemoration Week

Police Commemoration Week

On 21st October every year, commemoration Parades are held in all police units as a mark of respect to brave police martyrs, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The arms are reversed and two minutes silence is observed in the honour of the departed souls. The names of police martyrs of states, police and paramilitary forces are read out, to acknowledge with pride the supreme sacrifices made by them. The history of commemoration day traces back to 21st October 1959, when a patrol party of CRPF, led by SI Karam Singh, was ambushed by the Chinese forces at Hot Springs Ladakh and 10 jawans were killed, the bravery and resultant sacrifice of jawans fighting at 16,000 ft. altitude.

Police Commemoration Week

Dasara Utsavalu

Dasara Utsavalu

Durga Navaratri at Kanakadurga temple of Vijayawada is a grand festival for the temple. In 2016, Dasara Sharan Navaratri Utsavalu starts on October 1 and ends on October 11 with Dasara (Vijaya Dashami). With Kalasha Sthapana Pooja, celebrations will start at the temple on Padyami, the first day of Navaratri, Goddess Durga is decorated in Sri Swarnakavacha alankrita Durga. On concluding day, Vijaya Dashami, Durga is worshiped in Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi Alankaram.  http://www.durgamma.com/dasara/

Dasara Utsavalu


Krishna Pushkaralu

Krishna Pushkaralu

Krishna Pushkaralu is a festival of River Krishna which normally occurs once in every 12 years and is celebrated with much glory. The Pushkaram is observed for a period of 12 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Virgo (Kanya rasi). Pushkaralu concluded successfully.

http://krishnapushkaram.ap.gov.in/