14 July 2018 is 1st day of Shakambari Navaratri Utsavalu at Hanamkonda Bhadrakali Temple at Warangal.
In 2018, Shakambari Festival (Shakambari Navaratri 2018) begins on July 14 (first day of Ashada masam) and will end on July 27 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.
Shakambari Navaratri utsavams begins with Sri Bhadrakali Nityahnikam and Utsavanugna Prarthana at 4.30 AM on 14th July. At 8.30 AM, Gauri Ganapathi Pooja, Punyahavachanam, Matruka Pooja, Ayushya Mantra Japam, etc which follows Chatusthanarchana ‘Kali Kramam’ and ‘kameshwari Nitya Kramam’. At 10 AM, Sri Bhadrakali Sahasra Kalashabhishekam and at 1 PM, Neerajana Mantrapushpam are performed.
14 July 2018, 1st day
On this day, Bhadrakali Mata is decorated and worshipped as ‘Kameshwari’, the Goddess who blesses her devotees with the courage to fulfill their desires and wishes’ and ‘Bhagamalini Devi’.