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Telugu Festivals

Masik Shivratri

Masik panchami Masik Shivratri Masik Shivratri comes every month on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha called Mahashivratri....

Durga Ashtami

Durga Ashtami Durga Ashtami Durga Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of ten days long Durga Puja Festival. Durga Ashtami also known as Maha Ashtami is an important Hindu ritual dedicated to Goddess Shakti.

Telugu New Year

Telugu New Year Telugu New Year /Ugadi Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. The name Ugadi or Yugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and Adi (beginning), meaning "the new age".

Rama Navami

Rama Navami Rama Navami Ram Navami also known as Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya.

Naga Panchami

Naga Panchami Naga Panchami Nagas play an important part in Hindu culture. One special naga is Vasuki, Ananthan and other nagas are a part of the deities in the Hindu culture.

Navaratri

Navaratri Navaratri Navaratri is a festival celebrated all over India and much across the world with sizeable Indian population.

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima Guru Purnima Purnima or pournami is the full moon day. All Pournamis are special for the Indian populace. Pournami days are generally considered important for Goddess Shakti worship.

Sankranti

Sankranti Sankranti Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh in many cultural forms.

Ganesh chaturthi

Ganesh chaturthi Ganesh chaturthi Ganesh Chathurti is a vratham that is a celebration. A celebration all over India. Ganesh is a simple God that is found in every street corner. He is a God that comes to your immediate rescue, when you call on him with sincerity.

Deewali

Deewali Deewali Deewali is the festival of lights. This occurs in the month of October, November every year. It is one of the popular festivals in Tamilnadu.

Dussehra

Dussehra Dussehra Dussehra, is the culmination of the 9 day celebrations of Navaratri.The day on which the Mother Goddess defeated Mahisha, the most powerful Asura, is celebrated as Vijayadasami.

Popular Festivals in the Telugu speaking region

The state of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh are known of their color and the festivals that are thoroughly enjoyable. Since, the culture in different states of India is varied; the religious beliefs and the festivals in these states are also different. Most of the people in the Telugu speaking state of the Andhra Pradesh belong to the Hindu community and thus they worship the Hindu deity.

There are a number of telugu festivals that take place throughout the year in the Telugu speaking region of Andhra. Here is some brief highlight on some of the important telugu festivals that are celebrated very passionately by the people:

Makara Sankranthi

Makara Sankranthi is one of the most important telugu festivals celebrated by the Telugu community as well as other communities in India which is enthusiastically celebrated by the people. The festival lasts for four days and is like a feast for the people. The most important day is the second one in which the people reject old and dilapidated things and seek for fresh start in their life. Then they offer food to their ancestors and create a Rangoli in their houses. On the other days, known as Bhogi, Kanuma and Mukkanuma, the celebration continues with people enjoying themselves.

Ugadi

Ugadi is the also one among the renowned telugu festivals better known as the Telugu New Year day which begins in the month of The Chaitra (April or May). The people in the region celebrate this day with enthusiasm and the celebrations for the festival begins weeks prior to the festival. On the festival day, people decorate their house entrances with mango leaves in order to please their beloved deity Kartik who is called to be very fond of the mangoes.

Ugadi Pachadi is the famous dish that is associated with the festival and contains as many as six different types of ingredients. The six different flavors are said to define the six different types of feeling that you are going to face in the upcoming year. Other tasty dishes known as the Bobattu and Puran poli are prepared on the day.

Bathukamma

Bathukamma or the festival of flowers is one of the most enjoyed telugu festivals that is celebrated by the people of the Telugu community during the Navaratri period. The festival lasts for nine days during the Navaratri period in which the women worship Goddess Gauri by offering flowers and also keeps them their house and court-yard clean. The women make use of different variety of flowers like the Marigold, Indian lotus, curcumas and others.

In the evenings, the women and young girls gather around an open space having their Bathukamma in their hands and chanting some old folk songs. Each day is given a different name and has a special ritual that makes it a thoroughly enjoyable festival. They also use the cow-dung as it is said to be pure and considered as sacred in the Hindu religion. On the last day of the festival, people celebrate with passion after immersion of Bathukamma in the water sources. Various sweets and special dishes are prepared by the people around the state.

Telugu Festivals

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