Source: The post is based on the article “Ministry of Culture organizes Bathukamma festival- an annual celebration in Telangana at Kartavyapath, India Gate” published in PIB on 26th September 2022
What is the News?
The Ministry of Culture has organized the celebration of Bathukamma festival being held at Kartavyapath, India Gate, New Delhi.
What is Bathukamma Festival?
Bathukamma is an annual festival in Telangana.
The festival is celebrated by the women folk of Telangana, heralding the beauty of nature in vibrant colors of multitudinous flowers.
The festival begins a week before the grand ‘Saddula Batukamma’ (the grand finale of the Bathukamma festival) which falls two days before Dussehra.
During the nine-day annual festival, women and girls sing and dance around specially arranged flowers. At the end of the festival, they immerse the specially arranged flowers called Bathukamma in local ponds.
Since the formation of Telangana state in 2014, Bathukamma has been celebrated as the state festival.