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BATHUKAMMA FLORAL FESTIVAL

BATHUKAMMA FLORAL FESTIVAL

Context:

The famous Bathukamma floral festival celebration has started in the state of Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh

About the Festival:

  • It is a floral festival celebrated predominantly in Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.
  • It starts on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and the 9-day festivities culminate on "Saddula Bathukamma" on Ashwayuja Navami, popularly known as Durgashtami which is 2 days before Dussehra.
  • It is followed by Boddemma, which is a 7-day festival.
  • Boddemma festival marks the ending of Varsha Ruthu whereas Bathukamma festival indicates the beginning of Sarad or Sharath Ruthu.

About Bathukamma:

  • It represents the cultural spirit of Telangana.
  • It is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with different unique seasonal flowers most of them with medicinal values, in 7 concentric layers in the shape of temple gopuram.
  • In Telugu, ‘Bathukamma' means ‘Mother Goddess come Alive’ and Goddess Maha Gauri-‘Life Giver’ is worshipped in the form of Bathukamma – the patron goddess of womanhood, Gauri Devi.
  • Historically, bathukamma meant "festival of life" and was celebrated to thank Goddess Parvati for her blessings for the crop harvest and income she helped generate this (current) year and again ask her blessing for the next year.

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