Banashankari Amma Temple or Banashankari Devi Temple is the famous temple dedicated to Banashankari or Vanashankari Devi.
The shrine is located at Cholachagudd near Badami in Bagalkot district of Karnataka.
Banashankari Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The Goddess is also known as Shakambari Devi.
The temple was built by Kalyani Chalukyas in the 7th century. They worshipped Goddess Banashankari as their tutelary deity. The present Banashankari temple is a renovated structure built by Maratha Kings.
Banashankari Navratri is the major festival celebrated in the temple during Paush month. Navaratri Utsav begins on Banadashtami and ends on Paush Pournami.
Banashankari Rathyatra or Banashankari Jatre, Banashankari Teppotsava or Boat festival are also celebrated in the temple.
There is another famous Banashankari Devi Temple located near Bangalore, Karnataka.