19 October 2015
Telangana Government declares a statewide holiday on Tuesday the occasion of Saddula Batukamma. There are several cultural activities and programs arranged by the government across the state to represent the culture spirit of Telangana. There is a huge event organized at Tank Bund making at least Thirty Thousand women to participate. GHMC deployed at least 1000 workers under specially designated action teams. Hyderabad traffic police have already arranged the alternate routes to minimize the public inconvenience and traffic congestion as much as possible during that day. Several Telangana ministers, MLAs along with the Chief Minister and Governor will be joining the Tank bund event.
Batukamma is mainly for the women felicitation where women dress-up in the traditional sari combining it with jewels and other accessories. The main concept is here, Goddess Maha Gauri is worshipped in the form of Bathukamma. This festival is celebrated for nine days during Dussehra, starts on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and the 9-day festivities will conclude with Saddula Bathukamma.