September 24, 2014

Bathukamma 2014 -Telangana Festival

The forth coming festival is bathukamma which going to start from 24 th of september. Bathukamma will be celebrated for 9 days. After 9 Days Dussera will be Clebrated.  My mom Make this Bathukamma for last Year.

Batukamma is a spring festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also called as Bodemma. This festival falls in the months of September/October called as Aswiyuja and concludes two days before Dussera called as Durgashtami.

Women celebrate the festival dressed-up in traditional Pattu sarees, wear jewellery and girls wear a two-piece saree called as Langa oni.

In the evening, women gather in large numbers with their batukammas in their locality, place them in the middle and dance around them, synchronizing steps and claps in unison, and singing soul stirring batukamma folk songs.

Women dancing around their Batukammas After singing and dancing around for hours, Batukammas are taken to a lake or a pond and spend some more time singing and dancing and are set afloat in the water body.

Sathulu, a prasadam made of jaggery, is prepared on this day and distributed at the end of the event. People wishing to watch Bathukamma festival being celebrated in its true sense and full glory must visit Warangal on its last day 2 days before festival of Dussehra. Only Women are allowed and male companions must wait outside the festival grounds. One of the vedio from youtube making bathukamma so beautiful and colurfull.