Atla Thaddhe is one of the most celebrated regional festivals of Andhra Pradesh and some places of Karnataka. Atla Thaddhe is celebrated on Aswayuja Bahula Thadiya, generally comes in October or November. In 2012, Atla Thaddhe date is November 1.
Atla Thaddhe is dedicated to worship Goddess Gauri. This is purely a women festival. On this day, women wake up early in the morning and perform spiritual bath or ceremonial bath. They eat Atlu (specially made dosas) after taking bath. They observe fasting till the evening. Women perform Gauri puja on this day.
It is believed that onw who celebrates Atla Thaddhe with utmost devotion, may blessed with a good and caring husband. Married women perform Gauri puja for good health of their families especially their life partners.