Shakambari Utsavam, Shakambari festival, Ashada masa Utsavam, is a three-day puja dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Devi at Kanakadurga temple in Vijayawada. In 2017, Shakambari Festival begins on July 7 and ends on July 9.
During the festival, Goddess Kanakadurga is adorned and worshipped as Shakambari Devi. More than 3 lakh devotees visit the temple during Ashada Utsavam days.
Goddess Kanakadurga is decorated with vegetables and fruits and offered special pujas. On 7 July 2017, Vigneshwara Puja, Akhanda Jyothi, Ankurarohana, and Vastu Homam are performed. During this three-day festival, Durga Malleshwara swamy temple will be opened at 4 am and closed at 10 pm after offering special pujas and rituals to Goddess Shakambari Devi.