Shakambari Devi Navaratri, Paush Navratras

Shakambari Navratri is a nine-day Navaratri festival during which Goddess Shakambari Devi is worshipped. In 2017, Shakambari Navratri starts on January 6 and ends on January 12. Shakambari Navratri is observed during Paush month (begins on Paush Ashtami and ends on Paush Purnima day).

The first day of Navratri is known as Shakambari Ashtami and the concluding day is Shakambari Purnima or Shakambari Jayanti.

Shakambari Navratri is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka states. In Badami Banashankari temple in Karnataka, Banadashtami is the opening day of Banashankari Navratri. This 9-day festival is celebrated in a grand manner in Chennai Shakambari Puram Shakambari Maa temple.

Ashada Navaratri, the nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali in Hanamkonda Bhadrakali temple, is known as Shakambari Utsavalu. In Vijayawada Kanaka Durga temple, a three-day Shakambari utsavalu are held during Ashada masam. Shakambari Utsavam or festivities dedicated to Shakambari Devi are also observed in Hyderabad Peddamma Thalli temple.

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