Oct 202015
Bathukamma Festival of Flowers Telangana by Chandrasekhar Singh

Celebrating Bathukamma A Festival of Flowers in Telangana If you are not from Telangana the 29th state of India, chances are you have never heard about Bathukamma. So a bit of introduction and information about Bathukamma, the festival of flowers of Telangana is not out of order.   Bathukamma is a festival with deep roots in agrarian traditions and worshipping Mother Goddess in the Telangana region. Just like the colorful festival of Bonalu dedicated to Mother Goddess, Bathukamma is also dedicated to Mother Goddess, but while Bonalu  is for thanking the mother to save the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 232013
Sri Jagadamba Mahakali Temple Golconda

Mahakali Temple on The Top of Golconda The first time I visited Golconda  I just visited the  Sri Jagamba Mahakali Temple Golconda as any tourist will. But as got captivated by the fort and started visiting again and again it made me think more and more about the Mahakali temple on the top of the fort. In early days only shepherds visited the top of the hill and that is one of the origins of the name of the fort – Gwala Konda or the hill of the shepherds. It is believed that the shepherds may have found the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 272013
Significance of Red color in India

What is the significance of Red color in India ?   Red is a very auspicious color in Indian culture. From the red saree that the bride wears on her wedding day to the red bangles, red sindoor that married Hindu women put in the parting of hair red is everywhere. A wedding invitation card is not considered complete unless it’s colored red on the corners.  In some parts of India housewives will make rangoli of white color in front of their doors but on festivals like Sakranthi they will make a special rangoli with Red as the central [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 212013
Thursday Challenge- PHOTOGRAPHY- Person taking photo

    This  picture was taken last year during the Bonalu festival in Secunderabad Mahakali Temple.  I was there as part of a photo-walk organised by Hyderabad weekend shoots, one of the most active photography groups in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.  Read more about Bonalu here.     My first photo-walk with HWS was to Gudimalkapur Flower Market in Hyderabad. Here are some pictures from Taramati Baradari photo-walk with HWS or  Hyderabad Weekend Shoots. To participate in Thursday Challenge visit this link here Feel free to share the post with your friends on your social networks like Facebook, twitter and google +

Jul 092012
Colors Of Bonalu-A Unique Festival of Telangana  India

Bonalu A Unique Festival Of Telangana Colors mesmerize me, be it the rainbows formed due to interfaith hugging of green and vermilion gulal with purple water sprouting out of pichkaris on holi or the rainbow formed in the puddles in monsoon. Little Girl With Bonalu Hyderabad is one of the most colorful cities in the country perhaps rivaled only by Jaipur, which obviously has a bias towards pink. But Hyderabad has no such bias it loves all its colors the black burqas of Khatoons from the old city to the Ochre dupattas and multicolored mangal sutras of Marwari ladies shopping in begum [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]