Prime Minister Modi greets women of Telangana on the occasion of Bathukamma

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the women of Telangana on the auspicious occasion of Bathukamma on 25 September 2022.

Bathukamma ‘means ‘Goddess of Life’ and is celebrated during Dussehra. 

It is a state festival of Telangana where women pay respects to nature by making large stacks of flowers, called Bathukamma.

Women decorate a special pot with seasonal flowers, fill the pot with offerings to the goddess, go in a procession, and later immerse the pot in a local pond.

State Symbol of Telangana 

  • The State Bird - Palapitta (Indian Roller or Blue Jay).
  • The State Animal - Jinka (Deer).
  • The State Tree - Jammi Chettu (Prosopis Cineraria).
  • The State Flower - Tangedu (Tanner’s Cassia).

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