Atukula Bathukamma is the 2nd day of Bathukamma festival. In 2016, Atukula Bathukamma date is October 1. It falls on Ashwayuja Shuddha Padyami, Kalasha Sthapana day of Navaratri.
Naivedyam, Palaharam for Atukula Bathukamma is any recipe made with Atukulu, Sappadi Pappu, bellam (jaggery), etc..
Batukamma Panduga or Bathukamma festival is the largest regional festival celebrated during Durga Navaratri in Andhra Pradesh, especially Telangana region. In Telugu, ‘Bathukamma means ‘come alive Mother Goddess’. Bathukamma represents the Mother Goddess Gauri (Gauramma).
In 2016, Bathukamma festival begins on September 30 with Bhadrapada Amavasya and ends on October 8th with Saddula Bathukamma (Durga Ashtami).