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Shakambari Purnima 2019 date | Shakambari Jayanti | Importance of Shakambari Devi Pournami

Shakambari Purnima is observed during full moon day, or Pournami, in Paush month (December – Janaury). Shakambari Purnima 2019 date is January 21. The day is of great importance in South India especially in Karnataka, parts of Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. 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 begins on January 14, 2019. Goddess Shakambari is worshipped during the period in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Shakambari Mata Jayanti

Shakambari Jayanthi is dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Mata who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Shakambari Jayanti 2019 date is January 21. She is believed to be the Goddess of Vegetables, Fruits and Green leaves. Shakambari Jayanti concludes the nine-day Shakambari Navratri festival observed in many regions in India. It is believed that she appeared on earth on Paush Purnima.

In the Devi Mahatmya it is mentioned that Goddess Durga appeared as Shakambari Mata after a period of hundred years of drought. All the plants had died and there was nothing to eat. Shakambari Mata brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people.

Some of the important temples dedicated to Goddess Shakambhari are located in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. In Karnataka, she is known as Goddess Banashankari. The story of Shakambari Devi is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya.

Special pujas and rituals are held on the day in temples in dedicated to Goddess Shakambari.

Importance of Shakambari Purnima

She is believed to be the Goddess of Vegetables, Fruits and Green leaves. Legend says that Shakambari Devi appeared after a hundred year drought. All the plants had died and there was nothing to eat. Goddess Shakambari brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people.

The day is of great importance in temples dedicated to Shakambari in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Shakambari Navratri is also held in the Chaitra Month (March – April) in Rajasthan.

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