Today, 12 October 2013 is Bathukamma Festival. Bathukamma is a cultural, religious and social extravaganza celebrated in Telangana for nine days, starting on Mahalaya Amavasya, will culminate on Durga Ashtami day with Saddhula Bathukamma Nimajjanam.
Grand Finale of Bathukamma festival is Saddhula Bathukamma. The Bathukammas prepared in big sizes than regular days and are immersed in water (Bathukamma Nimajjanam). It falls on Durga Ashtami day and in some instances it falls on Mahanavami day.
This is the first Bathukamma festival after the Union Cabinet Note on formation of Telangana as the 29th state of India.
Not only in Telangana region of India, but also in Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, Australia, Sharjah, Dubai (UAE) and many other countries where the people of Telangana live in large numbers celebrate Bathukamma with utmost gaieity.