Bommala Koluvu, Bommala Nomu is one of the popular traditions in Andhra Pradesh during Makara Sankranti. Sankranti Bommala Koluvu begins a day prior to Bhogi and ends on Mukkanuma with the observance of Bommala Nomu. Married women and unmarried girls arrange the dolls in order and invite other women and girls to their houses to see Bommala koluvu. Nowadays, a lot of organizations, TV channels, and Newspapers aresetting up contests for bommala koluvu to select best one and give away prizes. In 2012, Bommala Nomu date is January 17.
Along the Bommala koluvu, Sankranti muggulu are also popular among women folk in the state. Thousands of competitions are held during Sankranti for rangoli designs. Women participate enthusiastically in these types of events.
It is also celebrated in Tamil Nadu during Pongal as ‘Pongal Bommai Kolu’.