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Rangoli is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘rangavalli’. Rangoli is an art which precedes sculpture and painting. It is both an auspicious and a preliminary necessity in any religious ritual. It is a custom to draw rangoli at the site of any auspicious religious ritual such as a holy festival, a religious festival, an auspicious function like …

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Sankranthi Celebrations-2018 Rangoli,special sankranthi recipies,Haridasulu…

An extremely HAPPY SANKRANTI to all my dear friends and readers. I want to share only a little about how the festival is celebrated in my hometown. SANKRANTI is an important festival for Telugus and people in the villages anticipate this harvest festival, which has diverse attractions for different people. With crops, harvested people have …

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Importance Of Sankranthi and its Celebrations, 2018.

Makara sankranthi is otherwise called Kite celebration. Sankranthi is called as “Pongal” in Tamilnadu and it is a “Major” Festival in Andhra Pradesh. Sankranthi is praised in various routes in the nation. Sankranthi is a celebration to thank god for giving a decent collect. By January the paddy of heartbeats, …

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Telangana Bathukamma Patalu | Bathukamma Songs 2017

Top 10 Bathukamma Songs 2017 to download

2017 is a very prosperous year for Bathukamma song. This year so many Bathukamma songs are out. In that we are giving Top 10 here. 1.V6 Mangli and Kathi Karthika Bathukamma song 2017 Click here to watch Click Here To Download 2.V6 Bathukamma Song 2017 Click here To Watch Click Here to …

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Bathukamma is a colorful floral festival of Telangana and is celebrated by womenfolk with exotic flowers of the region. The festival has over the years became a symbol of Telangana culture and identity. Bathukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains usually bring plenty of water into the ponds, tanks of Telangana and it is also the time when wild flowers bloom in various vibrant colours across the uncultivated and barren plains of the region. The most abundant of these flowers are ‘gunuka’ (or ‘gunugu’) and ‘tangedu’. There are other flowers like the ‘banti’, ‘chamanti’, ‘nandi-vardhanam’ etc. The ‘shilpakka pandlu’ (or ‘sitaphalalu’), custard apples, are another great attraction during this season. The custard apple is tasty fruit that grows in the wild with little or no water and is often called the ‘poor man’s apple’. Then there is corn (‘jonna’ and ‘mokka jonna’) waiting to be harvested. Amidst these, Bathukamma is celebrated by the womenfolk of Telangana, heralding the beauty of vibrant nature in multitudinous flowers. The festival begins a week before the ‘Saddula Bathukamma’ (the grand finale of the Bathukamma festival) which falls two days before Dassera. The womenfolk normally get back to their parents’ homes from their in-laws and breathe the fresh air of freedom to celebrate the colours of flowers. For one whole week, they make small ‘Bathukammas’, play around them every evening and immerse them in a nearby water pond. On the last day, menfolk of the house go into the wild plains and gather the flowers like ‘gunuka’ and ‘tangedu’. They bring home bagfuls of these flowers and the entire household sits down to arrange them in stacks. The flowers are carefully arranged row after row in a brass plate (called ‘taambalam’) in circular rows and in alternate colours. The Bathukamma grows in size and the bigger it gets the better. The white ‘gunuka’ flowers are coloured using water paints and Bathukamma gets colourful circular layers of them along with ‘tangedu’ in between. The Bathukamma is then placed before the family deity and prayers are offered. As evening approaches the womenfolk dress colourfully in best of their attire and adorn lot of ornaments and place the Batukamma in their courtyard. The women of neighborhood also gather in a large circle around it. They start singing songs by making rounds around them repeatedly, building a beautiful human circle of unity, love, sisterhood. After playing in circles around the ‘Batukammalu’, before the onset of dusk, the womenfolk carry them on their heads and move as a procession towards a bigger water body near the village or town. The procession is extremely glittering with aptly dressed and decorated women and “Bathukammalu”. Songs of folklore are sung in chorus throughout the procession and the streets resonate with them. Finally, when they reach the water pond the ‘Bathukammalu’ are slowly immersed into water after another round of playing and singing. Then they share the ‘maleeda’ (a dessert made with sugar or raw sugar and corn bread) sweets amongst the family members and neighborhood folks. They return to their homes with empty ‘taambaalam’ singing songs in praise of Bathukamma. The songs of Bathukamma echo in the streets until late night during the entire week. Bathukamma is a celebration of the inherent relationship human beings share with earth and water. During the entire preceding week, women make ‘boddemma’ (a deity of Gowri – mother Durga – made with earthly mud) along with Bathukamma and immerse it in the pond. This helps reinforce the ponds and helps it retain more water. The flowers used in Bathukamma have a great quality of purifying water in ponds and tanks and flowers so immersed in abundance are environment-friendly. In times when the fresh water ponds are gradually diminishing and dwindling away, it is indeed a matter of pride for Telangana that its womenfolk (with mostly agrarian background) inherently know how to rejuvenate them by celebrating the festival of flowers. The festival heralds the beauty of nature, collective spirit of Telangana people, the indomitable spirit of womenfolk and also the ecological spirit of the agrarian people in preserving the natural resources in a festive way. Bathukamma, one of the major festival of Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh has started today. This festival is celebrated for nine days. During these days, men and women decorate their homes and streets to participate in festival of colours, thehansindia.com said. On this day, people of the state worship Goddess Gauri, who is known as Bathukamma in the state. The Bathukamma jatara, which commences two days before Dussehra, is organised where both festivals are observed. Women, clad in beautiful sarees decorate a small wooden platform in a circular arrangement with layers in order to to make a conical arrangement of flowers, the report added. Devotees visit nearby temples or street to celebrate the festival. They gather near the circle in the evening and place ‘Bathukammas’ at the centre. they also dance around with traditional songs, urging the goddess to take birth again. Flowers that found during the season include Cassia (Thangedu), Luffa (Bera), Celosia (Gunugu),Nelumbo (Thamara), Cucurbita (Gummadi), Marigold (Banthi) among others. The festival is celebrated for nine days days during the Durga Navaratri celebrations before Dussehra. People worship Goddess Bathukamma for nine days and on the last day the goddess is immersed in rivers after completion of rituals. Eveb as the magnitude has reduced now a days, the enthusiasmamong people to celebrate the festival remains the same, the website added.