Sri Durga Malleswara Swamyvarla Devasthanam is gearing up to conduct Bhavani Deeksha, an annual ceremony, from November 24. The Bhavani deeskha will begin on Karthika suddha ekadasi and conclude on Margasira bahula dasami (January 7). Generally the Bhavani deeksha begins on Kartika Pournami or Utthana Ekadasi in Kartika Masam. This year, the temple priests decided to give deeksha from November 24 and the conferment of deeksha would be on till November 28. The ardha mandala deeksha conferment will be from December 17 to 19, temple officials said.