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& Festivals of Andhra
The Ashtabhandana Balalaya Mahasamprokshanam festival is held once in every 12 years at
Lord Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati. This
festival envisages cleaning of the interiors of the sanctum sanctorum and its
This is a floral festival, mainly celebrated by ladies, in which flowers are arranged on a square wooden plank or a square
bamboo frame to form a pinnacle on top. This little floral mountain is worshipped as
Goddess Batkamma (Parvati).
It is the annual Ashada Jatara festival held in the honour of Sri Ujjaini Mahakali in Hyderabad and other parts of Andhra Pradesh during which decorated pots known as ghatams are filled with flowers and installed in various important temples.
It is a special festival that takes place every 12 years in which thousands bathe in the Krishna waters.
Mother Mary Festival
It is celebrated every year on September 8 at the 40-year old octagonal church at Khairtabad, Hyderabad in the honour of Our Lady of Health (Mother Mary).
International Pearl and Bangle Festival
International Pearl and Bangle Festival(January)
are other festivals of Andhra Pradesh.