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Shakambari Navratri Utsavalu 2019 in Bhadrakali Temple, Hanamkonda

Shakambari Maa

Shakambari Maa

Shakambari Navratri, nine festive nights dedicated to Shakambari devi, is observed in Ashada masam at Bhadrakali Temple in Hanamkonda (Warangal) of Telangana state. Bhadrakali Ammavaru at Hanamkonda is a Shakti Peetha, dedicated to Mother Goddess.

Goddess Bhadrakali is the ferocious form of Goddess Shakti. Bhadra kali is the consort of Lord Veerabhadreshwara Swamy. Bhadrakali is worshipped as the main deity in Telangana.

The best time to visit Bhadrakali Temple at Hanamkonda is obviously Ashada masa Navratri during which Ammavaru is decorated and worshipped in the form of Shakambari. Shakambari devi is one of the manifestations of Goddess who bears vegetables and fruits as her clothes and ornaments.

Here is the Bhadrakali Kramam (Order) of Shakambari celebrations from July 3 to July 16….

3 July 2019, Wednesday (1st day)

Morning Alankaram – Kali Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Kameshwari Kramamu

4 July 2018, Wednesday (2nd day)

Morning Alankaram – Kapalini Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Bhagamalini Kramamu

5 July 2019, Thursday (3rd day)

Morning Alankaram – Kulla Kramamu; Evening Alankaram – Nityaklinna Kramamu

6 July 2019, Friday (4th day)

Morning Alankaram – Kurukulla Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Bherunda Kramamu

7 July 2019, Saturday (5th day)

Morning Alankaram – Virodhini Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Vahnivasini Kramamu

8 July 2019, Sunday (6th day)

Morning Alankaram – Viprachitta Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Mahavajreshwari Kramamu

9 July 2019, Monday (7th day)

Morning Alankaram – Ugraa Kramamu; Evening Alankaram – Shivadhooti Kramamu

10 July 2019, Tuesday (8th day)

Morning Alankaram – Ugraprabha Kramamu & Deepta Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Tvarita Kramamu & Kulasundari Kramamu

11 July 2019, Thursday (9th day)

Morning Alankaram – Neela Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Nitya Kramamu

12 July 2019, Friday (10th day)

Morning Alankaram – Ghana Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Neelapathaaka Kramamu

13 July 2019, Saturday (11th day)

Morning Alankaram – Balaaka Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Vijaya Kramamu

14 July 2019, Sunday (12th day)

Morning Alankaram – Maatra Kramamu ; Evening Alankaram – Sarvamangala Kramamu

15 July 2019, Monday (13th day)

Morning Alankaram – Mudra Kramamu; Evening Alankaram – Jwalamalini Kramamu

16 July 2019, Tuesday (14th day)

Morning Alankaram – Mitaa Kramamu; Evening Alankaram – Chitra Kramamu

Utsavalu (Main Festivals) in Bhadrakali Temple

In Bhadrakali Temple, the main festivities are – Vasantotsavam or Vasanta Navaratri in Chaitra masam, Shakambari Navaratri in Ashada masam, Maha Sharan Navaratri or Durga Devi Navratri in Ashwayuja masam and Maghi Utsavalu or Magha Navratri in Magha masam. In Chaitra masam, Bhadrakali Brahmotsavalu is also held.

Bhadrakali Ammavaru – Deity of Kakatiya Dynasty

Bhadrakali Ammavaru is also worshipped as ‘Kakathamma, the deity of Kakatiya dynasty. Warangal also called as Orugallu was the capital city of Kakatiya dynasty. Every detail about Bhadrakali Mata was scriptured in ‘Siddeshwara Charithramu and ‘Pratapa Rudreeyam. As a commemoration of his victory against Vengi Chalukyas, West Chalukya King, Pulakesi-II constructed the Badrakali temple in the year 625 AD.

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