Shakambari Festival, Shakambari Utsavalu, Shakambari Mahotsavam is one of the major festivals in Bhadrakali temple, Hanamkonda, Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. In 2016, Shakambari Festival (Shakambari Navaratri 2016) begins on July 5 (first day of Ashada masam) and will end on July 19 with Ashada Pournami Sahasrakalasha Abhishekam.
During the festival Goddess Bhadrakali is decorated as Shakambari Mata and worshipped. Each day the Goddess is decked in different form with variety of vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
Warangal Bahdrakali temple board has been celebrating annual Shakambari Festival since 50 years. Taking as an initiative from Hanamkonda Bhadrakali temple, Kanakadurga temple Vijayawada temple board also started celebrations of Shakambari festival.
Shakambari festival in Vijayawada Kanakadurga temple is celebrated for three days (July 17 to July 19 in 2016). You can also read about the Shakambari Utsavam held at Peddamma Temple, Hyderabad. Secunderabad Ujjaini Mahankali Temple also celebrates Shakambari Utsavam in Ashada Masam.