Shakambari Jayanti or Sakambari Jayanthi is the birthday of Goddess Shakambari especially observed in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In 2017, Shakambari Jayanti date is January 12.
Shakambari Devi is the Goddess who wears vegetables and green leaves as her dress or clothes and gives green leafy food and fruits to the world. Shakambari Jayanthi is a grand festival celebrated at Shakambaripuram Sakambari temple in Chennai.
The major festival dedicated to Goddess Shakambari is Shakambari Navratras, also known as Paush Navaratri, which is observed from the eighth day of Poush month (Paush Shukla Ashtami) to the Full Moon day of Poush masam (Paush Purnima). Another important festival during which Shakambari Devi worshipped is Shakambari Purnima.
Shakambari Jayanthi is the last day of Shakambari Navratri or Paush Navratri or Banashankari Navaratras. The first day of Banashankari Navaratri is known as Banadashtami in Badami Banashankari temple, Karnataka.