Sri K Chandrashekar Rao
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Telangana

Bathukamma is an embodiment of the spirit of Telangana. The festival has become an important part of the cultural renaissance movement of Telangana and has now been accorded the State Festival status in the newly formed state.

Bathukamma is literally a celebration of life. It is a unique tribute to nature, which starts with colorful flowers and culminates in a waterbody.

Divine fervor, floral beauty and songs encompass the ritual spirit of Bathukamma in all the nine days of its celebrations.

Bathukamma is primarily a women's festival. It begins on the day of Bhadrapada / Mahalaya Amavasya and concludes on Ashwayuja Ashtami, based on the lunar calendar.

Telangana, the youngest state in the Indian Republic, is poised to celebrate its first Bathukamma Panduga magnificently. Come let's celebrate life...