Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid greetings to the Nari Shakti of Telangana on the auspicious occasion of Bathukamma.
About ‘Bathukamma’ –
- Bathukamma festival is celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri in Telangana. The word Bathukamma means — ‘Mother Goddess come to life’.
- The festival represents cultural spirit of Telangana. It is the state festival of Telangana. The festival is celebrated to pray to the Goddess for health and achievements of each family.
- During the festival, flowers arranged and decorated on a big plat in conical shape in seven layers and this arrangement is called as Bathukamma.
- All the women are dressed colourfully and form a circle around ‘Bathukamma’ and dance before immersing it to the nearest water body.