Telangana

Bathukamma festival : Telangana Guv extends wishes to women

Bathukamma is a very special festival associated with the Mother Nature and essentially is a celebration of life by women of Telangana, she said.

Hyderabad: Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday extended her heartiest wishes and warm greetings to all the women of state on the auspicious commencement of Bathukamma festival on Sunday.

Bathukamma is a very special festival associated with the Mother Nature and essentially is a celebration of life by women of Telangana, she said.

A Raj Bhavan Communique said,The colourful seasonal wild flowers used to prepare the idols of Bathukamma do have the medicinal properties to cleanse the water bodies filled to the brim with the copious rains during the season.

Bathukamma marks the re-union of families and visit of daughters of the soil to celebrate the nine-day long festival, the Governor said.

Soundararajan said Bathukamma is a real tribute to the native Telangana culture and traditions where in women offer prayers to the Goddess Gauri (Goddess Parvati) in the form of Bathukamma.

‘I will also celebrate ‘Bathukamma’ with women journalists, doctors, artistes and many other women from different walks of life tomorrow and with Raj Bhavan Pariwar women on Monday.

I wish the people of Telangana a happy and joyous Bathukamma Festival,’ she added.

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UNI

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