Flower arranging with the girls in Hyderabad…

Bathukamma is widely celebrated by the Hindu women of Hyderabad and the surrounding Telangana region of India where elaborate floral displays topped by a pumpkin flower (Bathukamma) are worshipped as the embodiment of the goddess Gauri, the goddess of womanhood.

More on Bathukamma Festival by Somewhere in the world today…

Picture: Bathukamma by kamar827, on Flickr

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