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Boddemma, a festival of Andhra Pradesh, is dedicated to Goddess Gauri and is celeberated mainly by unmarried girls. The idol of Boddemma is made with the sand of the ant-hill in seven layers. The idol assumes the shape of a Gopura (dome). Decorated with flowers, turmeric and vermilion, it is placed in the court-yard. The girls congregate in the evening and dance, sing and pray for their early marriage. Boddemma Festival starts nine days preceding the Batakamma festival and concludes on Mahalaya Amavasya.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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