Bathukamma is a Hindu Goddess festival celebrated mostly in Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. This festival is celebrated every year according to Sathavahana calendar for 9 days starting from Mahalaya Amavasya till Durgashtami. The festival is celebrated by women by singing Bathukamma songs, with exotic flowers of the region.
Today, the daughter of the Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao as well as the TRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha conveyed her wishes through her social media handles. Taking to Twitter, she tweeted, “My best wishes to all on the colourful festival of Bathukamma the festival of celebrating the women, culture, nature and togetherness of Telangana.”
This year, Bathukamma is celebrated in eight countries in an initiative by a non-profit organisation, Telangana Jagruthi. The festival espouses the philosophy of what comes from nature, goes into nature. The word Bathukamma is defined as Bathuku (life) and Amma (mother). Hence, the protector of life and its journey is personified as the mother. The festival is celebrated from September 25 – October 3 across Telangana and in a few regions of Andhra Pradesh too.