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Diwali whatsapp messages in Hindi | Deepavali 2017

Diwali whatsapp messges in Hindi

Diwali is a festival of lights. In the India, it is a very big festival for Hindus. For the Diwali, everybody wishes their neighborhoods with warmful wishes. HAPPY DIWALI MESSAGES IN HINDI: I Pray to God to give U  Shanti,  Shakti,  Sampati,  Swarup,  Saiyam,  Saadgi,  Safalta,  Samridhi,  Sanskar,  Swaasth,  Sanmaan,  …

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Diwali Ban in Delhi : Candle lights only

ban on diwali bombs in delhi

Diwali is going to be different this time in Delhi. The Supreme Court has imposed a ban on selling Diwali bombs for control of Pollution. I want to celebrate the pollution. The court said it would continue to ban bombs and air pollution bombs. The court has revealed that these …

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Diwali Whatsapp greeting Messages in English | Diwali {Deepavali} 2017

Diwlai 2017 Whatsapp greeting messages in English

The Diwali/Deepavali Greetings we are going to share here are some of the finest Happy Deepavali Greetings messages we’ve collected. These Greetings for Deepavali are so energizing and auspicious that it can make any person happy after reading it. So, without wasting any time, we are going to share some …

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What is Diwali and Why do we Celebrate Diwali?

What is Diwali Why Do we celebrate

Diwali is one of the festivals celebrating in India. With new clothes and flour cuisine … In the evening, every house with beautiful lights. Diwali Bombs, the Diwali festival is meant to be remembered. Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals celebrating without any conflicts between small, big, rich, …

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Bathukamma Day 9 Saddula Bathukamma | 2017 Celebrations

Saddula Bathukamma

The end of the Bathukamma Festival is on the Maha Navami. This day is known as Saddula Bathukamma. On the occasion of Saddula Bathukamma people go to Cheruvu and leave their Bathukammas in Water. After this day no more Bathukamma in the Telangana State. But people will get the result …

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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.