2018 Banada Ashtami
Shakambari Navratri Timings:
No Banada Ashtami in year 2018
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.