Nagula Chavithi 2018 | Nag Chaturthi

Nagula Chavithi or Nag Chaturthi is one of the Telugu regional festivals of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is celebrated on the fourth day after Deepavali. In 2018, Nagula Chavithi date is November 11. It falls in Karthika masam as per Telugu calendar. On this day, devotees worship Naga Devata (Serpent God). Nagula Chavithi is a […]

Atla Tadde 2018 | Atla Thadde Gowri Vratam in Andhra Pradesh

Atla Tadde, a regional festival of Andhra Pradesh, is observed on the third day after Ashwayuja Pournami, Ashwayuja Ashukla Thadiya. In 2018, Atla Thadde date is October 27. This festival is a Telugu equivalent of Karva Chauth, a prominent festival of North India. This vratam is mainly performed by married women for their marital bliss and wellness […]

Theppotsavam | Vijayadashami Utsavam during Navaratras in Kanakadurga Temple Vijayawada

Theppotsavam is the main ritual performed on Vijayadasami or Dasara during Navaratras in Kanakadurga temple, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. It is the concluding event of Durga Navaratras in Durga Malleshwara Swamy Devasthanam. In 2018, Teppotsavam date is October 18. The presiding Deity of the temple, Kanakadurga Ammavasru along with Malleshwara Swamyvaru, is taken for a sail […]

Undralla Thaddi 2018 | Vundralla Thaddhe Gauri Puja

Undralla Thaddi or Vundralla thadiya is a festival celebrated in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Undralla Thaddi date is September 27. It is observed on the third day in Krishna Paksha, the second half, during Bhadrapada masam. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Gauri, who is considered as the favorite deity for married […]

Jandhyala Purnima, Janai Poornima | Ritual of Changing Sacred Thread on Shravan Poornima

Jandhaya Purnima or Janai Poornima is the ritual observed on Shravana Pournami in Andhra Pradesh. In 2018, Jandhyala Purnima date is August 26. Jandhayla Purnima is called as Janai Purnima in Karnataka. Jandhyam means the Yagnopavitham or the Sacred Thread. Changing of Sacred Thread is performed on Jandhyala Purnima day. Jeerna Yagnopavitham (old Sacred Thread) is […]

History of Ugadi, Yugadi – Telugu and Kannada New Year Day

Ugadi or YugadiUgadi is the New Years Day for the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is also celebrated in Maharashtra as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi 2016 date is April 8. Sindhi people observe the same day or the following day as Sindhi New Years Day, Cheti Chand. Since the Saka calendar begins with the […]

Payo Vratham | Vishnu Payo Vratham in Phalguna Masam

Payo Vratham is a vow dedicated to Lord Vishnu especially observed in some regions in Andhra Pradesh during Phalguna masam. Payo Vratham is observed for 12 days which starts on Phalguna Shukla Padyami and ends on Phalguna Shukla Dwadashi. It is mentioned in Shri Bhagavatham. In 2018, Payo Vratham begins on February 16 and end […]

Telugu Festivals in 2016 – Major Telugu Festivals Calendar 2016 in AP & Telangana

Telugu Festivals in 2016 – Major Telugu Festivals Calendar 2016 in AP & Telangana.. Telugu people are very traditional in celebrating Hindu festivals. Various important Hindu festivals or Telugu pandugalu are celebrated in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana throughout the year. This article consists of a list of Telugu Festivals celebrated in 2016. Sankranthi, Maha Shivarathri, […]

Atla Tadde: Main rituals & customs

Atla Taddeis one of the main festivals in Andhra Pradesh which is celebrated on the third day after Ashwayuja Purnima. This festival is observed on Ashwayuja Bahula Thadiya. In 2018, Atla Thaddhe date is October 27. Women keep a day-long fast without food and water on this day. This is also called ‘Nirjala vratam. After performing […]

Atla Taddi Vratam, Atla Thadde Gauri Puja

Atla Taddi is the festival which falls after Dasara every year. It is the regional festvial of Andhra Pradesh, celebrated by married women as well as unmarried women. Goddess Gauri is worshipped on the day of Atla Taddi. In 2014, Atla Thaddhi vratham date is October 10. It is celebrated on the third day after Ashwayuja […]

Atla Taddi Bhogi, Atlataddi Bhogi Festival

Atla Taddi Bhogi is first day of Atla Taddi festival. After Atlataddi Bhogi day, Atla Taddi festival is celebrated. In 2018, Atla Taddi Bhogi date is October 26. It is observed on Ashwayuja Krishna Paksha Vidiya. On this day, Telugu women wake up early morning and take ritual or ceremonial bath. In some places, Gauri […]

Polala Amavasya Puja or Shravana Amavasya Vrata – Dedicated to Poleramma

Polala Amavasya Puja is observed on the Amavasya (No moon day) during Shravan masam. Polala Amavasya is dedicated to Goddess Poleramma, who is considerd as the Goddess for protection of children. In 2017, Polala Amavasya date is August 21. Polala Amavasya – Sheetala Saptami: Polala Amavasya is mainly observed in Andhra Pradesh and in some […]

Medaram Jatara, Sammakka Sarakka Jathara in Andhra Pradesh

Medaram Jatara, popularly known as Sammakka Sarakka Jathara, is a tribal festival dedicated to Sammakka and Sarakka, two tribal Goddesses, celebrated at Medaram village in Eturunagaram forest area in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. Medaram is a village in thick forest which transforms into a cosmopolis during this Jathara. Medaram Jathara in 2012 will start […]