Bathukamma flower festival was celebrated at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on 28 September 2014.
Students and staff were highly enthusiastic about the celebrations and participated with zeal in this programme that has been organized by the National Service Scheme (NSS) team at the NSS park situated near the new sports complex. The participants were dressed up in the colourful half sarees tapping their feet to the tunes of the Bathukamma songs.
Bathukamma represents the cultural spirit of Telangana. Bathukamma is a beautiful flower stack, arranged with different unique seasonal flowers most of them with medicinal value, in seven concentric layers in the shape of potter’s clay like a cone. In Telugu, ‘Bathukamma’ means ‘Mother Goddess Come Alive’ and Goddess Maha Gauri-‘Life Giver’ is worshipped in the form of Bathukamma – the patron goddess of womanhood (Maha Gauri Devi).
NSS Coordinator Dr. V Srinivasa Rao and his team of students worked round the clock to ensure that all arrangements were in place to hold these celebrations on the UoH campus.