Festivals of Andhra Pradesh:
Festivals of Andhra Pradesh have a rich culture and heritage. Celebrating festivals entitles us to the purpose of life in society. The festivals reflect the beauty and attraction of celebrations. Some festivals celebrate a religious goal, and Andhra Pradesh’s government organizes some.
This is one of the famous religious festivals of Hindus and is celebrated in January every year. Primarily, this festival celebrates as the harvest festival in the villages. During this festival, the devotees offered to support cattle, and the Mother of naturals to support growing crops. Pongal celebrates for four days: the first day is Bhogi Pongal, the second is Surya Pongal, and the third is Mattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal. On the festival day, the devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi and cook sweet rice called Pongal.
Telugu people celebrate this festival as Telugu New Year. Generally, Ugadi falls in April. The day is very auspicious to the Telugu Language People. They wear new clothes and decorate their houses with colourful crafts. People prepare unique dishes and distribute sweets to their relatives and neighbours. The households hang the festoons with Mango leaves over the entrance doors. Especially this festival is famous for UGADI CHETNI, which is made with six different tastes based materials and eaten in the early hours of the day.
Ganesh Or Vinayaka Chaturthi
This is a significant festival celebrated with great pomp. Devotees celebrate this festival to honour Lord Ganesha, who removes the obstacles in everyone’s life. This festival celebrates ten days and falls in August or September. The devotees prepare delicious dishes like Payasam, Garelu and some others. The Idol of Ganesha is decorated with fruits, leaves, flowers, and sandal paste, and they sit before God Ganesha and chant the mantras praising him. On the morning of the next day, the clay idol immerses in a lake or river.
This festival celebrates by the arts and crafts society in Hyderabad. The festival celebrates on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every year in April. This celebration continues for five days and exhibits the artist’s arts, crafts and various food items to show the richness of Hyderabad.
This is the Buddhist festival celebrated in Hyderabad and Nagarjuna Sagar for three days. The festival falls in December every year. Andhra Pradesh tourism department celebrates this festival in memory of Lord Buddha. Once, Buddhism was a significant religion in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh government organized this festival. This four-day festival and celebrations reflect the intense bondage among the people in Andhra Pradesh. Many traditional crafts, garments and flowers exhibit during these celebrations.