Shakambari Purnima is observed during full moon day, or Pournami, in Paush month (December – Janaury). Shakambari Purnima 2016 date is January 24. In Maharashtra, Goa and Northern Karnataka, it will be observed on January 23 It is believed that Goddess Shakambari incarnated on Devi Shakambari Pournami day. The day also marks the end of the nine-day long Shakambari Navratri festival which began on January 17, 2016. Goddess Shakambari is worshipped during the period in Karnataka,
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Shakambari Purnima is also observed as Shakambari Mata Jayanti.
Special pujas and rituals are held on the day in temples in dedicated to Goddess Shakambari.
Shakambari Navratri is also held in the Chaitra Month (March – April) in Rajasthan.
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