Boddemma is a traditional festival in Telangana state. It is dedicated to Goddess Gauramma (Gauri). In 2019, Boddemma starts on September 19 and ends on September 28.
Boddemma is celebrated mainly by unmarried girls from the day of Bahula Panchami in Bhadrapada masam to Mahalaya Amavasya (Pethra amaasa).
In some districts of Telangana, it begins from Bhadrapada bahula Dashami (September 23, 2019) and concludes on Amavasya (28 September 2019). Boddemma is celebrated for nine consecutive days preceding the Batukamma festival and ends on Peddala Amaasa (28 September 2019)
The idol of Boddemma is prepared with clay in seven layers in the shape of Gopuram (dome). It is decorated with flowers, turmeric and vermillion powder. Boddemma is placed in front of the houses and worshipped. Young girls gather in the evening and dance, sing and worship the Goddess for early marriage and for good husband.
In 2018, Boddemma starts on September 29 and ends on October 9.
In 2017, Boddemma starts on September 10 and ends on September 20.
In 2016, Boddemma starts on September 21 and ends on September 30.