Sankranti (Jan). Celebrated all over both states with lively music and dance, especially in the Konaseema region.

Antarvedi Chariot Festival (Jan/Feb). Impressive temple chariot festival celebrating the marriage of Lord Narasimha and the goddess Lakshmi in the East Godavari district.

Muharram (Oct/Nov). The sacred month of the Muslim New Year is celebrated with verve by the large Shia population in Hyderabad.

Vaikunta Ekadashi (Dec/Jan). One of the most important festivals at Tirumala, when Vishnu’s victory over the demon Muran is commemorated.

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