Shakambari Utsavam, Shakambari festival, Ashada masa Utsavam, is a three-day puja dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Devi at Kanakadurga temple in Vijayawada. In 2016, Shakambari Festival begins on July 17 and ends on July 19.
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 17 July 2016, 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.