Atla Tadde

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Atla Tadde is a traditional festival celebrated by married Hindus women of Andhra Pradesh, India, for the health and long life of their husbands. It occurs on the 3rd night after the full moon in Aswiyuja month of Telugu calendar, and falls in either September or October in the Gregorian calendar. It is the Telugu equivalent of Karva Chauth, which is celebrated by north Indian women the following day.

Telugu woman mark Atla Tadde by keeping a day-long fast without food or water. At night women do pooja, and after seeing the moon, they break the fast by eating tiny atlu (miniature dosas).

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