Banada Ashtami Friday 6th January 2017 And Tuesday 26th December 2017
Shakambari Navratri Timings For January Navratri:
Shakambhari Navratri Starts on Friday 6 January 2017
Shakambhari Navratri Ends on Thursday 12 January 2017
Ashtami Tithi Starts:- 2:00 PM on 5-January-2017
Ashtami Tithi Ends:- 12:25 PM on 6-January-2017
Shakambari Navratri Timings For December Navratri:
Shakambhari Navratri Starts on December 26, 2017 Tuesday
Shakambhari Navratri Ends on January 02, 2018 Tuesday
Ashtami Tithi Starts:- 2:43 AM on 26-December-2017
Ashtami Tithi Ends:- 2:44 AM on 27-December-2017
About Banada Ashtami | Paush Shukla Ashtami:
Shakambari Navratri starts on Paush Shukla Ashtami and concludes on Paush Purnima. Paush Shukla Ashtami is also known as Banada Ashtami or Banadashtami.
Navratri usually starts on Shukla Pratipada except Shakambari Navratri, which starts on Ashtami and concludes on Purnima. Hence Shakambari Navratri is celebrated for eight days. During some years, when it happens that the Tithi is skipped or leaped, Shakambari Navratri might last for seven or nine days.
Shakambari Mata is regarded as the incarnation of Devi Bhagwati. It is believed that the purpose of the incarnation was to lessen famine and severe food crisis on the Earth. She is also popularly known as the Goddess of vegetables, fruits and green leaves and is shown with green surroundings of fruits and vegetables.
Shakambari Navratri concludes on Paush Purnima and is also known as Shakambari Purnima. Shakambari Purnima is also called Shakambari Jayanti since it is believed that Devi Shakambari was incarnated on the very same day.
Shakambari Navratri is popularly celebrated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and some parts of Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, Shakambari Devi is called Banashankari Devi and Banada Ashtami is a significant day during Navratri.