Muddhapappu Bathukamma is the 3rd day of Bathukamma festival. In 2016, Muddhapappu Bathukamma date is October 2. It falls on Ashwayuja Shuddha Vidiya, second day of Navaratri.
Naivedyam, Palaharam for Muddhapappu Bathukamma is any recipe made with Muddhapappu (dal), paalu (milk) or bellam (jaggery).
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 30th with Bhadrapada Amavasya and ends on October 8th with Saddula Bathukamma (Durga Ashtami).