Best Events in Hyderabad to Explore
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Here are some top 12 festivals that are grandly celebrated in Hyderabad –
Bathukamma, the state festival of Telangana is a festival of flora celebrated in all over Telangana and in some parts of Andra Pradesh. The festival is the cultural spirit of Telangana, Bathukamma is a stack of all sorts of seasonal flowers which is arranged in seven concentric circles one over the other. Bathukamma mostly consists of flowers with medicinal values. The celebration of Bathukamma has been changed in Hyderabad and across the state. A large number of women devotees take out a massive rally from LB Stadium to Tank Bund in Hyderabad, it’s a nine-day festival in which girls and ladies of different age dance with excitement and enthusiasm in the front of Bathukamma. It is the biggest festival celebrated in Hyderabad and all across the state, you must visit Hyderabad during the month of September-October when the city swings with joy.
Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated in all over India, the festival is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana in Treta Yuga and victory of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasura in Dwapar Yuga. Bengali community celebrates Dussehra as Durga Puja in all over the world, in Hyderabad Dussehra festival in associated with Bathukamma festival. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Gauri called Bathukamma, the word Bathukamma means “Mother Goddess, Come Alive”. The whole city celebrates the festival of Dussehra with great joy, you will see the statue of ‘Goddess Durga killing demon Mahishasura’ in most of the parts in the city where cultural programs are also done by various committee.
Bonalu is one of the biggest festivals of Telangana and Andra Pradesh. This is the festival of Hindu which is observed in July or August, a grand celebration is done in twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad. People celebrate the festival to thank Goddess Mahakali for her blessings, it is believed that Goddess come back to her maternal home every year during the month of Ashada (according to Hindu calendar), devotees offer their love and respect to the goddess. During this festival, people dance, offer special meals, bangles and sarees to show their adoration to goddess Mahakali.
4. Sammakka Saarakka Jaathara
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is a Hindu religious festival celebrated in Hyderabad, Telangana. The festival brings wellness and secure peace in the family. Jatara is witnessed as the largest group of people gathering in the world to worship their god. The tradition of Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is following from the very late periods. The main organiser of the festival is the Koya tribe which begins at Medaram in Tadvai. During 1995, from the gathering of 2000, almost 1500 were from Koya tribe. This determines the traditional importance of the festival for the Koya people. But nowadays only 2 per cent of Koya tribe participate in the event from almost 1.3 crores of peoples. Due to the popularity and is recognised as the most important festival, UNESCO has declared a tag of ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ to the festival.
5. Peerla Panduga
Peerla Panduga is also known as Muharram. Muharram is the holy festival of Muslims. It is celebrated almost all over India and with a big procession. Peerla Panduga is the most religious festival of Hyderabad. People of both Hindu and Muslim community celebrate the festival by bringing out big processions and with the loud chanting of ‘Ya Hussain’. Peerla Panduga is known as the occasion of sorrow in which Hindu community give sentiment to Muslim people by participating in their procession in large numbers. This shows the equality of India in which each community respects the tradition of other community. Muharram is celebrated to grieve sentiment for the death of Hassan Hussain.
Ramadan also is known as Ramzan is the holy festival of Muslims. Ramadan is celebrated in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this month all the Muslim keep fast and pray for a month and worship their God. Ramadan is the most important and traditional festival of Muslims. At the end of the Ramadan month, Eid is celebrated. Ramadan is known as one of the five pillars of Islam which last to twenty-nine to thirty days. At the end of the thirtieth day, after worshipping the crescent moon Eid is celebrated. Eid is one of the most important festivals for the Islamic community. People of all community follow the tradition of Eid by giving best wishes to their Muslim friends. Eid is known as the festival of happiness in which people buy new clothes and celebrate in a great enthusiastic manner.
7. Sri Kurumurthy Swamy Jathara
Also known as Annual Brahmotsavalu, is one of the biggest Jatara held for 19 days which begins from Diwali. It is celebrated at one of the oldest temples in Telangana Sri Kurumurthy Srinivas Swamy Temple also known as Poors Tirupati or Second Tirupati which is believed to be built in 1350 AD. It is located in Kanchana Kruha (Cave) on Kurupathi Hills in Kurumurthy Village of Mahbubnagar District in Telangana. Important evas like Uddala Seva and Alankara Seva are conducted in this temple during the celebration of 19 days to offer prayers to the Almighty. It is believed that to please Goddess Sri Laksmi Devi, Lord Srinivasa manifested himself on Kurupathi hills when she asked him to make his presence felt on the hills and thus the Temple was made in magnificent architectural style in this holy place. The devotees have to go to the main Temple bypassing the cave. During this event in the Temple, thousands of pilgrims come to this place to offer their respects and make wishes to God to fulfil their desires.
8. Nagoba Jaatara
Nagoba Jatara is also known as Keslapur Jatara is a tribal festival celebrated by Gond tribes in Keslapur village, Inderavelly Nandak Adilabad district, Telangana. This event begins in pushya Masam which is the second biggest tribal festival which is celebrated for 10 days by thousands of tribal people from several states apart from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orrisa and so on. During this 10 day festival, the tribal priests perform abhishekam to the idol of serpent god Nagoba situated in the temple of Keslapur with water from Godavari river. Thousands of people arrive at this temple to offer their prayers to the deity and witness this huge religious and cultural event.
9. Komuravelli Mallanna Jaathara
It is one of the most famous Jataras in Telangana state celebrated in Komuravelli Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple which is also known as Komuravelli Mallana Temple located on a hill in Komuravelli village, Siddipet district, Telangana which is just 85 kilometres away from Hyderabad. Mallana or Mallikarjuna Swamy is worshipped here who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. People of Maharashtra also call the deity as Khandoba. The event is celebrated from Sankranti till Ugadi and devotees offer prayers to the deity with the help of Oggu Pujaris of the Temple. The Temple is also heavily filled during Maha Shivaratri to celebrate Pedda Patnam. It is one of the best events to see the culture of Telugu people and hence it is witnessed by many people of regional people as well as people living in outer areas.
10. Inavolu Mallanna Jaatara
Also known as Iloni Mallana Jatara is celebrated in Vardhannaper Mandal District, Telangana at one of the ancient temples of Lord Shiva in South India region made by Kakatiya rulers in the 11th century. This religious event begins on a grand note on Bhogi which begins on the day of Sankranti festival and continues till Ugadi as per Telugu calendar. During the event, the temple is full of thousands of devotees and is the most attractive in Telangana. People consider this temple as one of the most powerful Mallana Temple and come here with the family to wish to fulfil their desires.
11. Prataparudra Singaraaya Jaatara
Prataparudra Singaraaya Jatara is one of the famous Jataras in Telangana state celebrated at the Lakshminarasimha Temple located inn Baswapur village in Koheda Mandal of Karimnagar which is just 84 kilometres away from Hyderabad city. Thousands of people from regional and people living far away places like Bhivandi, Mumbai and Pune witness this event. There is a small stream named Moya Tummeda Vagu where pilgrims take a holy dip and offer prayers to the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. There is a lot of population in the temple during this event and must be visited by people to see the culture and experience this holy occasion.
12. Chittaramma Jathara
Chittaramma Jatara is one of the most popular festival celebrated with great grandeur and piety at Gujalaramarama Temple, Hyderabad. It is celebrated in Pushya Madam according to Telugu calendar. In the year 2020, it was celebrated between 17-25 January. Chittaaramma Devi, the Gramadevata of Gajularamaram village in Hyderabad is worshipped by thousands of devotees by offering special puja. Many famous rituals like Bonalu, Pandla Bandi Ooregimpu, Shivasarrulu etc. are performed by the devotees. People take Parikramas to wish the goddess to fulfil their desires. In this event, people can experience the vibe of Sankranthi and people come here from distant places to witness this beautiful experience.
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