Saddula Bathukamma – 8 October 2016

Saddula Bathukamma is the 9th day (final day) of Bathukamma festival. In 2016, Saddula Bathukamma date is October 8.

It falls on Ashwayuja Shuddha Saptami, seventh day of Navaratri – Durga Saptami. In some places, Saddula Bathukamma is going to be held on 9 October 2016.

Naivedyam, Palaharam for Saddula Bathukamma Bathukamma is five fried rice varieties that are the special of Telangana dishes –

  1. Perugu saddhi (Perugannam saddhi – Curd rice)
  2. Chinthapandu Pulihora saddhi (Tamarind rice)
  3. Nimmakaya saddhi (lemon rice)
  4. Kobbari saddhi (coconut rice)
  5. Nuvvula saddhi (sesame rice).

Batukamma Panduga or Bathukamma festival is the largest regional festival celebrated during Durga Navaratri in Telangana state. 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 (Pethara Amaasa) and ends on October 8 with Saddula Bathukamma.

This year’s Bathukamma is the second Bathukamma festival in Telangana state. Grand celebrations are on cards for this Bathukamma festival.. Saddula Bathukamma is celebrated amidst cultural extravaganza at Hussainsagar Tankbund in Hyderabad on 8 October.

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