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.

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Picture: Bathukamma by kamar827, on Flickr

A night 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. The Batukammas are taken to a lake and set afloat in the evening.

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Picture: Bathukamma by saidattu on Flickr.