Banashankari Temple near Badami Karnataka, Banashankari Devi Temple

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.

Goddess Banashankari, Badami, Karnataka

Goddess Banashankari, Badami, Karnataka

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.

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  1. Pooja says:

    Hello devotees of Banashankari Devi, i need your help to know certain rituals of Devi, im newly married; my husband’s Kuladevi is Badami Banashankari Devi. I want to pray our Kuladevi, On which day of the week should i fast for Devi and what stotras should i read to offer pooja to Devi. Please guide me. Hoping to go for Devi’s darshana soon.

  2. Pavithra Manikandan says:

    miss my hometown a lot………..
    praying to banashankari amma to make me come to her temple soon 🙁

  3. Anjali S says:

    Hi.
    I was just keen to know an information about Banashankari devi. Is it true that people who’s kuladevi is goddess Banashankari are not supposed wear Payal with goonguru (kalgejje)? If true what’s the reason? Thanks in advance.

  4. Rashmi Kakkeri says:

    May I know the names of all main current pujaris who does puja everyday now ..

  5. Aditi Chikerur says:

    I am doing fine.came to Chicago allmost 2 months now..so adjusting with snow ..you have not changed a bit i feel ..keep it up:)

  6. Gauri Yadwadkar says:

    Thanks Aditi..How are you doing? it's really really long time.

  7. Aditi Chikerur says:

    Hi gauri..How are you ?You can get from Aaai..Also you can get the one which Dada had done and its awsome..and we have the same as our Kuldevta you might know

  8. Gauri Yadwadkar says:

    Shakambari is my Kuladevta. Where can I find a sanskrit aarti? which aarti is sung at Badami temple?

  9. Safal says:

    details about banashankari temple in badami karnataka about timings & pooja

  10. Srichaitra says:

    how to go to shakambhari devi temple near badami

  11. shrikumar says:

    what are the timing of badami temple shakambari devi

  12. Karunakar Shetty says:

    What are the puja timings for Banashankari temple badami. I heard that temple getting closed in afternoon, can someone tell me correct time. Will tuesday have special rahu kala puja like other temples or is it closed ?

  13. srinivasa says:

    Banashankari Temple in Badami of Karnataka is the house of Goddess Banashankari Devi

  14. rajashekara says:

    Banashankari Temple Badami is a beautiful place to visit and very calm place.

  15. Narasimha says:

    What is the nearest airport to Banashankari temple badami ? I cant travel too long by road due to back problem. Im coming from US to visit this temple in March this year.

  16. Naveen Rao says:

    The Banashankari Temple in Badami is
    Protected under The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958

    Conserved & Maintained by ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA, Dharwar Circle, Karnataka.

  17. Preeti says:

    How to reach Banashankari Temple Badami :
    Hyderabad to Badami 413 km
    Pune to Badami 435 km
    Mangalore to Badami 452 km
    Bangalore to Badami 454 km
    Mumbai to Badami 584 km

  18. Harsha says:

    Banashankari Temple Badami contact number :
    Salakari Pujar Shri Kshetra Banashankari Devasthan,
    Cholachagud,
    Badami,Taluk
    Bagalkot District
    Karnataka-587208
    Phone: (08357)-2720662 /200662
    Please verify the details, the phone number might have changed.

  19. Vinay Badami says:

    Banashankari Temple Badami address :
    Banashankari temple is located at Cholachagudd about 5 km from Badami on the road to Gadag. Badami Railway Station, Badami is well connected by a good network of roads to all parts of Karnataka and is 500 km from Bangalore and 125 km from Hubli. It is well connected by bus also.

  20. vimala says:

    This is my family goddess and we visit this temple every year during the Navaratri and perform Puja. Banashankari Temple in Badami is one of the most powerful and peaceful temples in Karnataka. I would like to provide you with more photos of the location please let me know your email ID and I will send you pictures of Goddess Banashankari from my visits. Thank you

  21. Mohan kulkarni Gulbarga says:

    Kindly provide me cell number of any one son,s or Grand son,s of Late Shri MALLHARBHAT PUJARI

  22. Divya says:

    Please let me know the email id to reach temple trust. get the information on donation from USA.

    Regards,
    Divya

  23. Mahesh M Deshpande says:

    I want to know the details & address of Mandir / Devasthan cammity for online donation as well as bookings for stay before arranging to visit the Devidarshan.

  24. AMIT INAMDAR says:

    WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BANSHANKARI-SHAKAMBHARI DEVI
    OF KARNATAKA-BIJAPUR-BADAMI IN DETAIL.

  25. dilip narayan kulkarni says:

    VERY MUCH BLESSED AND PLEASED TO HAVE DARSHANA OF OUR
    KULDEVI BHAGAVATI SHRI SHAKAMBHARI., DURING NAVARATRA AND SPECIALLY ON SHUKRAVAR-FRIDAY. DHANYAWAD!