- In Sironcha the echo of ‘Batkamma…..Batkamma….Uyyalo’
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Sironcha, Bathakamma festival, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm during Navratri festival in Telangana state, is celebrated in the southern region of Gadchiroli district. There is an atmosphere of great enthusiasm for this festival in the tehsils of Sironcha and Aheri in the southern region. Due to which this year also, with Aheri, the Bathkamma festival was enthusiastically celebrated in Sironcha tehsil. Bathkamma prepared from various flowers was immersed at the river site on the 9th day today. During immersion, the sound of this song in Telugu language ‘Batakamma….
There is a centuries-old tradition of the Bathkamma festival celebrated in the rural area of Sironcha tehsil as well as in the town of Sironcha. This tradition still continues today. This festival based on colorful flowers is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the tehsil during Navratri. Due to the large number of Telugu-speaking citizens in the Sironcha and Aheri tehsils, the Bathkamma festival is celebrated in these tehsils.
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Let us tell you that in Navratri festival, women celebrate this festival by saying ‘Batakamma-Batkamma-Uyyalo’. From the first day of Navratri, women prepare Bathakamma with colorful flowers. Every evening, the women of the village unite in guarding the Bathkamma in the main square of the village and in the temple premises. During this time, she goes around Bathakamma performing various Telugu language folk songs.
Women wear traditional clothes
On the one hand, Garba, Dandiya goes across the country on the occasion of Navratri. Dandiya Garbha is also organized in different areas in the northern region of Gadchiroli district. At the same time, in the southern region of the district, the Bathakamma festival is celebrated. In view of this festival which lasted 9 days, today, the last day, the women were curious to prepare the largest and largest bathkamma of colorful flowers. Women bypass Bathakamma wearing new clothes, especially traditional clothes. During the night, women went to the river bank to lift the bathkamma on their heads to the rhythm of drums and tashes. Mom was immersed.