Bathukamma festival begins in Telangana: The nine-day floral festival has begun in Telangana. The celebration started with activity as the women were attended in traditional-clothes and colourful processions were carried out in Telangana, the Bathukamma festival celebrates during Durga Navratri. Bathukamma festival begins in Telangana on the Day of Mahalaya Amavasya, and the celebration continues till nine days, ending on the day of Durgashtami.
Bathukamma spells ‘Mother Goddess come alive’, and the festival represents the cultural spirit of Telangana, symbolizing the patron Goddess of womanhood. The festival regarded as the Spring Festival of Goddess Gauri. Bathukamma celebration is a floral festival and during the festival,
a beautiful flower stack arranges in a different style in the shape of a temple, which usually consists of seasonal flowers, having medicinal purposes.
How to celebrate the festival?
During the first five days, women clean their yard. The cow manure is then mixed with water and spread everywhere as the ground-base. Then it is additionally decorated with a rangoli which is made of rice flour.
The men get the flowers of lively colours and types for the arrangements. Their herbs are mainly; Celosia, Senna, Marigold, Lotus, Cucurbita, Cucumis etc. The arrangements and decorating the rangoli and other things is folk art, and usually, the preparations begin from the afternoon.
Bathukamma list of names day Wise :
Day 1: Engili pula-Bathukamma
Day 2: Atkula-Bathukamma
Day 3: Muddapappu-Bathukamma
Day 4: Nanabiyyam-Bathukamma
Day 5: Atla-Bathukamma
Day 6: Aligina-Bathukamma
Day 7: Vepakayala-Bathukamma
Day 8: Vennamuddala-Bathukamma
Day 9: Saddula-Bathukamma
The festival is also blessed to Goddess Parvati as it is considered that Goddess Sati replied as Goddess Parvati. The celebration is dedicated to joy and happiness as there are dance performances, music, dramas etc..