Muddhapappu Bathukamma is the 3rd day of Bathukamma festival. In 2020, Muddhapappu Bathukamma date is October 18. It falls on Ashwayuja Shuddha Vidiya, second day of Navaratri.
Naivedyam, Palaharam for Muddhapappu Bathukamma is any recipe made with Muddhapappu (dal), paalu (milk) or bellam (jaggery).
Batukamma Panduga or Bathukamma festival is the largest regional festival celebrated during Durga Navaratri in Telangana. In Telugu, ‘Bathukamma means ‘come alive Mother Goddess’. Bathukamma represents the Mother Goddess Gauri (Gauramma).
In 2020, Bathukamma festival begins on September 17 with Bhadrapada Amavasya and then resumes on October 17 and ends on October 24 with Saddula Bathukamma (Durga Ashtami). The shuffle is due to Adhika Masam in 2020 (Adhika Ashwayuja Masam).