Bathukamma festival

Hello guys !!!

Iam going to write about bathukamma festival today.

This festival takes place in Telangana,and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Bathukamma is a floral festival celebrated every year.It is gloriously celebrated for nine days starting from bhadrapada pournami.

The 9-day festivities will wind up on “Saddula Bathukamma” or “Pedda Bathukamma” festival on Ashwayuja Navami, popularly known as Durgashtami which is two days before Dussehra.

Bathukamma festival is also called the festival of life ,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 also.

Women dress up in sarees and girls dress up in lehanga,half saree .They wear various types of accessories and jewelry .

People of all ages come together and enjoy this festival merrily.They make various prashads(sweet)daily during this 9 day period and attain puja.

Flowers from each region are used in making the floral stack and the women gather around these stacks and sing songs and dance happily.

The folk songs sung here are very special and the graceful and cheerful dances uplifts the whole atmosphere and participating in this festival will always leave you with beautiful memories.

They enjoy this festival together with everyone which brings people closer to each other and brightens the mood and vibe of the whole place.

From telanganatourism.gov.in

Each day has a special and unique bathukamma which are listed below:

  • Day 1: Angili pula Bhathukamma
  • Day 2: Attukula Bhathukamma
  • Day 3: Muddappappu Bhathukamma
  • Day 4: Nanbiyyam Bhathukamma
  • Day 5: Atla Bhathukamma
  • Day 6: Aligina Bhathukamma (alaka Bhathukamma)
  • Day 7: Vepakayala Bhathukamma
  • Day 8: Venna muddala Bhathukamma
  • Day 9: Saddula Bhathukamma brothers bring flowers to mother and sisters to do bathukamma. – wikipedia

This festival depicts our culture and tradition.This festival reminds to us that we should never forget our roots ,our culture, our traditions and reminds us of the beauty of our culture.

Thankyou^^

Featured pic taken from:
https://bhoopalapally.telangana.gov.in/festival/bathukamma/