30 September 2016 is Engili Puvvula Bathukamma, 1st day of Bathukamma festival. It falls on Mahalaya Amavasya, which is also popular as Pethara Amavasya in Telangana state.
Naivedyam, Palaharam for Engili Puvvula Bathukamma is any recipe made with nuvvulu (til / sesame), rice flour or Nookalu or just the mixture of sesame seeds and wet rice.
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 8 with Saddula Bathukamma.