Festival Of Flowers
Bathukamma is a festival celebrated by the Hindu women of Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is followed by Boddemma, which is a 7-day festival. This festival falls in September–October called Ashvin or Aswiyuja. Bathukamma is celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri.
Women celebrate the festival dressed up in traditional pattu saris, and wear jewellery.
After singing and dancing around for hours, Bathukammas are taken to a lake or a pond and spend some more time singing and dancing and are set afloat in the water.
Maleeda, a prasadam made of jaggery, is prepared on this day and distributed at the end of the event.