01 October, 2016

Nine Day long Bathukamma Festival Kicks off In Telangana

The signature festival of Telangana known as “Buthukamma” commenced on Friday (30-Sept,2016) all across the state.   During the festival, Goddess Gauri is worshipped in the form of Bathukamma.

Batukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with different flowers usually in seven concentric layers in a conical mound. By evening women particulary girls gather in large numbers along with their Bathukammas and place them in the middle and dance around while singing soul stirring folk songs. After singing and dancing, Bathukammas are set to afloat in lake or river.

On the culmination of festivities, maleeda, a prasadam made of jaggery, is prepared and distributed among the women. 

This will be celebrated during Durga Navaratri, the 9-day festival will conclude two days before Dussera.

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