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The annual flower festival of Telangana is here

The annual flower festival of Telangana is here

The state of Telangana is holding its annual flower festival Bathukamma from 29th September to 6th October in Warangal district. The women of the state have gathered in large numbers to celebrate this nine-day event.

  • Bathukamma is celebrated as per the Telugu version of the Hindu calendar. Bhadrapada Amavasya marks the beginning of the festivities. It coincides with the Navratri celebrations and ends on Durga Ashtami.
  • Bathukamma in Telugu translates to “when Mother Goddess comes alive” and there are various tales revolving around the origin of the festival. The women worship Goddess Parvati on this auspicious occasion.It is an integral part of Telugu Culture.

How is the festival celebrated?

  • Young girls and women get together to prepare Bathukamma, a cone-shaped flower stack found in temples. These flower stacks are then arranged in circular rows on a brass plate called Tambalan. 
  • The flower stacks eventually grow in size to look even more vibrant than before. These flowers are offered to the Goddess Parvati during prayers.
  • In the evening these women sit around the Bathukamma and sing songs to celebrate this festival. The flower is then immersed in water and a delicious helping of Maleeda is served.

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