The Batukamma festival is celebrated in which state of India?
The Bathukamma festival is a floral festival, which is celebrated every year by the Hindu women of Telangana. The 9-day festival indicates the beginning of Sharath Ruthu.This year, Telangana women have established a new world record with the largest participation ever in the traditional Batukamma festival. A record 9,292 women performed the customary dance around the 20-foot Batukamma flower arrangement set in the centre of the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad, seeking blessings and benevolence of the deity for the happiness and prosperity of the State. The spectacular performance garnered the State a place in the prestigious Guinness Book of Records. With this, Telangana women have broken the earlier record set by 5,211 Kerala women for the largest Onam congregation.