Boddemma 2016, Boddemma Festival in Telangana

Boddemma is a traditional festival in Telangana state. It is dedicated to Goddess Gauramma (Gauri). In 2016, Boddemma starts on September 21 and ends on September 30.

Boddemma is celebrated mainly by unmarried girls from the day of bahula Panchami in Bhadrapada masam to Mahalaya Amavasya (Pethra amaasa).

In some districts of Telangana, it begins from Bhadrapada bahula Dashami (25 September 2016) and concludes on Amavasya. Boddemma is celebrated for nine consecutive days preceding the Batukamma festival and ends on Peddala Amaasa (September 30, 2016)

The idol of Boddemma is prepared with clay in seven layers in the shape of Gopuram (dome). It is decorated with flowers, turmeric and vermillion powder. Boddemma is placed in front of the houses and worshipped. Young girls gather in the evening and dance, sing and worship the Goddess for early marriage and for good husband.

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