Shakambari Purnima is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Shakambari, an incarnation of Ishwari (Goddess Shakti), consort of Lord Shiva. She is often called as the ‘Bearer of the Greens’. In 2018, Shakambari Purnima date is January 2.
Shakambari Purnima marks the end or conclusion of Shakambari Navratri. In 2018, Shakambari Navratri begins on Puash Shukla Ashtami and ends on January 2. This 9-day festival is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka where Shakambari Maa has dedicated temples.
At Badami Banashankari Temple in Karnataka, Nagewadi, Maharashtra, Kumbhoj near Satara, Sharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and Sambhar in Rajasthan, Shakambari Purnima is celebrated with lot of fervor and devotion.
Shakambari Purnima is also referred to as Shakambari Jayanti, the first appearance of Shakambari Mata.