9 Days of Bathukamma Festival – Bathukamma festival celebrations on each day, beginning from Pethara Amavasya till the Saddula Bathukamma (Grand Finale of Bathukamma festival) are listed out here.
Bathukamma festival begins with Engili Poola Bathukamma and ends with Saddula Bathukamma on Durga Ashtami day and in few instances on Mahanavami day.
It is celebrated on the Pethara Amasa (Mahalaya Amavasya – Bhadrapada Amavasya).
It falls on the first day of Ashwayuja Masam (Navaratri Kalasha Sthapana)
It is observed on second day of Ashwayuja Masam (Preethi Vidiya)
It falls on the third day of Navaratri festival. (Sindhura Thadiya Gauri)
It is celebrated on fourth day of Navratri utsavams.
It falls on the fifth day of Navaratri which is also celebrated as Lalita Panchami. Bathukamma is not prepared on this and not offered any naivedyam.
This Bathukamma falls on sixth day of Navaratri (Durga Shashti day)
It falls on the seventh day of Durga Navaratri (Durga Saptami / Maha Saptami)
Grand Finale of Bathukamma festival is Saddhula Bathukamma. The Bathukammas prepared in big sizes than regular days and are immersed in water (Bathukamma Nimajjanam). It falls on Durga Ashtami day and in some instances it falls on Mahanavami day.
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