BATHUKAMMA Celebrated with Rainbow of Flowers, Sounds of Music and Dance.
- On October 17, 2015, Mountain House Area Telugu Association (MHATA) and Mountain House Trace Telugu Association (MTTA) grandly celebrated the Floral Festival called BATHUKAMMA in Gazebo area of Wicklund Park.
BATHUKAMMA is a floral festival mainly celebrated by the Hindu women of Southern State of Telangana, INDIA. BATHUKAMMA is celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri. BATHUKAMMA ' in telugu, means to ask the 'goddess Maha Gauri to come alive'. Women/girls dress up in traditional attire and worship Goddess Maha Gauri-who is the life giver and goddess of womanhood, in the form of BATHUKAMMA .
More than 300 guests from across the Bay area and Central Valley turned up for the Event.
Women/girls wearing traditional and colorful saris worshiped Goddess Gauri by Bringing BATHUKAMMA's which were decorated with Beautiful varieties of Flowers stacked up as a cone and dancing around them to the tune of BATHUKAMMA Songs.
Guests were served with Delicious and Mouth Watering South Indian Food as Lunch.
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High light of the event was the Dandia which enthralled the crowd with Beautiful music and made the guests dance and enjoy all the way.
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Such a feast to the eye !!!
Did you realize Goddess Parvathi blessed all with the drizzle early in the morning!
What a good Omen !!!
Never before in MH so many prayed Goddess Gauri in unison!
Never before such a RAINBOW of beautiful colors of Gorgeous ladies, the best colorful Silk sarees in the world & wild flowers ever in the history of MH & Central Valley!!!
Never before so many beautiful ladies danced together in MH! (Can any Miss world outsmart them ?)
It has become really difficult to differentiate flowers, ladies & angels !!!
Who is who?  Was it a flower or a lady or an angel?
(btw- Some husbands found it so difficult to find their wives lost in the flood of flowers and ladies! Sorry guys!)
How beautiful !?!
Such a pleasure to watch !!!
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The melodious music - such a pleasure to hear !
Such a feast to the ear!!!
Its ringing in the ears still !!! (Ask for the videos – U will love them.)
What a rhythmic beat!
What an exciting feat!
Ladies & men turned their feet!
What a swing!
What a rhythm! OOOOOO !!!
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Such a pleasure to the tongue!
Was it Amrut?!
Did you see the Angels, who came down from heaven?!!!
Did Goddess Gouri bring Ambrosia to earth - & give us ???
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The Train came to MH park over the hills
And gave us all thrills!
Yes - a dancing train too!
Gave a sound Coooo...
What it the MH express or (Sun God) God Surya's 7 colored chariot?
6 (5+1) senses alerted!
6 senses came to life!
Lifetime experience!
Day to be remembered!
Day to be repeated!
Goddess Gouri blessed every one, who participated!
Fortunate Mountaineers were joyed. They enjoyed!
No one wants to miss & we look forward to the beautiful "Flower Dance Festival" same time next year.