Today, 22 October 2012 is Bathukamma Festival in Telangana region of South India. Bathukamma is considered as an aspect of Goddess Gauri devi (Parvathi).
This year, Bathukamma Panduga has begun on October 15 and will end today with Saddula Bathukamma / Pedda Bathukamma / Chattala Bathukamma. In some areas, it is also celebrated till 23 October (Tomorrow).
Bathukamma falls during Navratri, from Pithru Amavasya (Bhadrapada Amavasya) to Durga Ashtami (Ashtami in Ashwayuja Masam) or Mahanavami (Navami in Ashwayuja Masam).