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Bathukamma Photo Contest Poster Released TRS Former MP Kavitha: Bathukamma festival showcases the culture and traditions of Telangana, said former MP, K Kavitha while releasing a poster on ‘Bathukamma Best Photo Contest 2019’ being organized by Telangana State Photo Journalists Association (TSPJA), Greater Hyderabad unit.

TRS Former MP Kavitha praised the role of photojournalists who played a big role in accurately capturing the spirit of the Bathukamma festival through their creative work. The Bathukamma photo contest is open for photojournalists who cover the nine-day Bathukamma festival, said TSPJA, Greater Hyderabad unit president Anand Dharmana, general secretary, Veeragoni Rajanikanth and treasurer N Shiva Kumar Meru.

As part of the contest, photographers can send two of the best photos related to the festival along with an entry fee of Rs 200. The three best pictures will win cash prizes of Rs.15,000, Rs.11,000 and Rs.9,000 respectively while seven more consolation prizes worth Rs. 5,000 each are also up for grabs.

The last date for sending the entries to [email protected] is October 15. The entry fee can be transferred to the HDFC bank account 50100302428489 in Himayathnagar branch with an IFSC code of HDFC0000081. For details Ph.9849738456 / 9182777013.

2019 Bathukamma festival celebrated predominantly by the Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. Every year this festival is celebrated as per the Shathavahana calendar for nine days starting Bhadrapada Pournami till Durgashtami, usually in September–October of Gregorian calendar. Bathukamma is celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri.

It starts on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and the 9-day festivities will culminate on “Saddula Bathukamma” or “Pedda Bathukamma” festival on Ashwayuja Navami, popularly known as Durgashtami which is two days before Dussehra. Bathukamma is followed by Boddemma, which is a 7-day festival. Boddemma festival marks the ending of Varsha Ruthu whereas the Bathukamma festival indicates the beginning of Sarad or Sharath Ruthu.