Bathukamma festival celebrated in Telangana

On 20th – 28th September 2017, Bathukamma, one of the major festivals of Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh was celebrated. This festival is celebrated for nine days days during the Durga Navaratri celebrations before Dussehra. People worship Goddess Bathukamma, who is also known as Goddes Gauri for nine days. On the last day, the Goddess is immersed in rivers after completion of rituals.The Bathukamma Jatara, which commences two days before Dussehra, is organised where both festivals are observed.Women decorate a small wooden platform in circular arrangement with layers in order to make a conical arrangement of flowers.