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Sydney bathukamma & dusserhra celebrations 2022
October 2, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Bathukamma is the popular cultural festival of Telangana state widely celebrated every year for nine days during September-October across India & other Countries. This festival represents the cultural spirit of Telugu people of Telangana who leads a very simple life.
Bathukamma, the festival of flowers with deep roots in agrarian traditions and worshipping Mother Goddess, In Telugu, ‘Bathukamma’ means ‘Mother Goddess come Alive’. The festival starts with Women preparing Bathukamma from the afternoon. They cut the flowers leaving the little length base, some dip Gunugu (Celosia) flowers in various vibrant colours, some scented and arrange them on a wide plate called Thambalam and flowers are stacked in 7-11 concentric layers. These are carried by them in a ceremonious way to the common place for celebrations. All women gather in the place of congregation and sing and dance around bathukamma’s (flower arrangement).
The festival of Bathukamma begins from home, with women and girls of the family making the Bathukamma, then they all gather in the common area of the locality and pray to the goddess singing devotional songs in praise of the mother goddess and her various forms.