Kartika Masam is an auspicious month and people are involved in worshiping Lord Shiva during the entire month. For the past few years the owners of Bhakti TV channel in Hyderabad are performing Koti Deepotsavam at NTR stadium in Hyderabad which attracts lots of devotees. The entire area gets a festive look. See few pics of Koti Deepotsavam performed in Nov 2017.
Main Entrance for General Public
The 1st day of the 4-day Sankranti festival is celebrated as Bhogi Panduga by the Telugu people. The Telugu word 'Panduga' means festival. This festival has much of social significance than religious importance. It is a festival of family gathering. Telugu people are engaged in many activities on Bhogi / Sankranti day.