Department of Tourism, Telangana and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently got together for a Carnival on Bathukamma to popularize this colourful festival of the State of Telangana in the North and Central India through the PHD Chamber.
Senior officials of Telegana government were in New Delhi to showcase the strength and importance of Bathukamma to the entire North and Central India. A cultural evening was organized to celebrate Bathukamma. Srikonda Madhusudhana Chary, Speaker of Legislative Assembly of Telangana was the chief guest. Secretary, Department of Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture, Government of Telangana was also present on the occasion in which the Vice President of the PHD Chamber Gopal Jiwarajka delivered the key note address.
Bathukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with different unique seasonal flowers most of them with medicinal values, in seven concentric layers in the shape of temple towers. Bathukamma is a combination of two words of Telugu language, viz., bathuku (life) and amma (mother). As such, Bathukamma is a rendering of humans to MOTHER NATURE. It is one sort of tribute of mankind to Nature and shows the harmony and relationship between them.
“This festival is celebrated to glorify womanhood and her exalted position in the family. During the celebration, Goddess ‘Gauri’ the patron Goddess of womanhood is worshipped by all the women with utmost devotion and piety. Bathukamma is the biggest flower festival of the world which is celebrated by women,”Madhusudhana said..
The cultural performance was organized by Telangana Sanskritika Sarathi Artists on Bathukamma which is celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region of the State. This festival is a symbol of Telangana’s cultural identity and thus exalts the inherent relationship between earth, water and the human beings.