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Jai Lava Kusa Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast & Crew September 20, 2017 20:52

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Megastar Surprises Ramcharan September 20, 2017 18:32

Megastar Surprises Ramcharan:- Mega Powerstar Ramcharan is quite busy shooting for his next movie titled Rangasthalam 1985 in the direction of Sukumar. This village based romantic entertainer is made on a massive budget and is shot completely in a village backdrop. Samantha is the female lead and Charan’s look from the film received exceptional response. The makers wrapped up all the major schedules and have been canning the rest of the film in a specially erected set in the outskirts of Hyderabad. A village set has been erected which will resemble a village. Megastar Chiranjeevi who has been busy with the pre-production work of his next project Syeraa surprised Ramacharan on the sets of Rangasthalam 1985. Chiranjeevi along with SS Rajamouli met the movie unit on the sets and spent ample time with them. Chiranjeevi interacted with all the crew members and wished them all the best. Rajamouli too interacted with the makers and Ramcharan during his visit. Mythri Movie Makers are bankrolling the project and the shoot of the film will be wrapped up by the end of October.

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Europe Backdrop For Prabhas’s Next September 20, 2017 18:01

Europe Backdrop For Prabhas’s Next:- Young Rebelstar Prabhas is the country’s most wanted actor after the release of Baahubali. He turned out to be a pan Indian actor and is knocked with offers from all the corners of the country. Keeping to his commitments, the actor started shooting for his next film Saaho in the direction of Sujeeth. The movie is said to be an action thriller and is shooting in Hyderabad. Prabhas signed one more film which will start rolling next year. The film will be helmed by Radha Krishna Kumar who earlier directed Gopichand’s Jil. The movie is said to be a romantic entertainer and will be set during 1970s in Europe. The film will be shot across the beautiful locales of Europe next year once Prabhas wraps up his work for Saaho. The female lead is yet to be finalized and it will be bankrolled by UV Creations. This untitled film will be a treat for summer 2019.

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Adah Sharma Joins Hands With Renu Desai September 20, 2017 17:36

Adah Sharma Joins Hands With Renu Desai:- Talented actress Adah Sharma shot fame with Kshanam however the film could not make the actress stand tall. She was offered not many interesting roles and Adah has been waiting for the big break from the past couple of years. Star MAA after the stupendous success of Bigg Boss has been in plans to start many interesting tv shows to dominate the TRPs. Nach Baliye, the famous reality show on Star Plus will soon be made in Telugu. Pawan Kalyan’s ex-wfe Renu Desai has already been roped in for the show as judge and Adah Sharma will now join the team of Renu Desai to judge the dance show. Adah is a professional kathak dancer and she agreed to be a part of the show. Udaya Bhanu is making her comeback as host with the tv show which will be aired on Star MAA. An official announcement on this is awaited.

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After Baahubali, It Is Jai Lava Kusa September 20, 2017 17:23

After Baahubali, It Is Jai Lava Kusa:- Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion will end up as blockbusters of Telugu cinema and their collections will stay untouched. After the release of these movies, all the filmmakers are in plans to score non-Baahubali records. Now Young Tiger NTR is all set eyeing those records which are written on the name of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No 150. Tarak’s next film Jai Lava Kusa has been carrying massive expectations after the release of the theatrical trailer. Directed by KS Ravindra (Bobby), Tarak has been presented in a triple role in the film. Rashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas are the female leads and Devi Sri Prasad composed the music. NTR will be seen as Ravana in the role of Jai which will have negative shades. His performance is the major highlight of the film which has been bankrolled by NTR Arts. Jai Lava Kusa is all set for release in over 2500 screens which is highest ever for a Telugu film other than Baahubali. Huge hype along with the dry season made the buyers invest huge and they are in plans to pump out huge during the first weekend. Though the film is releasing on Thursday, Jai Lava Kusa is expected to rake huge figures on the first day revealed the advance bookings. The pre-bookings of the film have been exceptional in all the regions. Jai Lava Kusa is expected to open huge and the makers are in plans to shatter all the non-Baahubali records. The movie is set for a grand release tomorrow.

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Ryan School Case: HC Refuses To Stay Arrest Of School Trustees September 20, 2017 15:41

Ryan School Case: HC Refuses To Stay Arrest Of School Trustees:- The Punjab and Haryana court have issued notice to the Haryana government on the anticipatory bail petition filed by the three trustees of Ryan International School. The case relates to murder of a seven-year old boy in its Gurgaon school. However, the single bench of Justice Inderjit Singh did not grant a stay on arrests in the matter. The matter has been posted for hearing by the court for next Monday. “The single bench has issued notice of motion to the Haryana government seeking its response on the anticipatory bail plea,” said the counsel for the Ryan trustees. The High Court was approached by the group’s CEO, Ryan Pinto, and his parents, founding chairman Augustine Pinto and managing director Grace Pinto, last week seeking anticipatory bail. Justice A B Chaudhari had rescued himself from hearing their petition on Tuesday. (Image Source: Amarujala.com) The anticipatory bail of the three Mumbai-based trustees was rejected by the Bombay High Court, on September 14. After the school was accused of negligence in the death of seven-year-old Pradyuman, the Pintos had approached the Bombay High Court. Pradyuman was murdered in a toilet of Ryan International in Gurgaon on September 8. The accused, bus conductor Ashok was arrested in connection with the crime. SUPRAJA

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Madras HC Stays Floor Test Until Further Orders, Hearing On Oct 4 September 20, 2017 15:33

Madras HC Stays Floor Test Until Further Orders, Hearing On Oct 4:- The stay order on floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly, until further orders has been extended by the Madras High Court, on Wednesday. There will be no election notification to seats of 18 disqualified MLAs, directed the High Court and also there will be no stay on the disqualification of MLAs and adjourned the case to October 4. After hearing the plea of 18 MLAs, the High Court passed its judgment. The 18 rebel AIADMK MLAs supporting rebel leader TTV Dinakaran, were disqualified by Speaker P Dhanapal for withdrawing their support to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and going against the “line of the ruling AIADMK”. Aryama Sundaram, the lawyer of Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal, during the hearing said until counters are filed, there will be no floor test. Meanwhile, Dinakaran’s lawyer Dushyant Dave said, “Anti-defection law was being misused by speaker.” Dinakaran’s lawyer, alleging that the Tamil Nadu Speaker was influenced by somebody, he questioned the court, “Why no committee was constituted according to laws of Assembly to enquire MLAs.” Lawyer Dave said “MLAs didn't vote against party or resigned. So why the question of anti defection? Speaker depriving right of MLAs.” The decision of the Speaker of expelling 18 MLAs brings down the strength of the 234-member Assembly to 214 and the magic number for a majority down to 108 from 118. This might enable the Edappadi K Palanisamy government to prove its strength on the floor of the House. As per the last count on September 5, the chief minister’s camp had the support of 114 MLAs as 111 of them turned up at a meeting and three others registered their presence over the phone. The Tamil Nadu Assembly has 19 seats vacant now, including RK Nagar which is vacant, since the demise of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in December 2016. Speaker Dhanpal issued a statement almost a month after the rebel group MLAs had submitted a letter to acting Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao declaring withdrawal of their support to the CM. The statement read that under Members of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Disqualification on Ground of Defection) Rules 1986, the legislators were disqualified. P Vetrivel and Thanga Tamilselvan, were among the 18 MLAs who were disqualified. The duo are the most vocal supporters of Dinakaran. The general council had struck down the appointment of Dinakaran as Deputy General Secretary and re-induction into the party, last week. A majority of the disqualified legislators are staying at a private resort in Karnataka’s Kodagu district. The move was expected since the Speaker had sent them notices seeking their reply on why they should not be disqualified for going against the party line on August 24. Dhanpal acted on a plea by chief whip S Rajendran, who sought their disqualification for expressing “no confidence” against the CM. For time being, the move may clear some uncertainty, but the rival Dinakaran camp has vowed to “take the fight right up to the Supreme Court”. The legal experts were divided, with a majority saying any decision by the Speaker is subject to judicial review. They also referred to the Supreme Court canceling the disqualification of 16 MLAs by the then Karnataka Speaker in October 2010.  The “sky-high” powers of the Speaker are limited to his/her actions on the floor of the House, and inside the Assembly. Dhinakaran accused the Speaker and the government, immediately after the move was made public. He said that both are trying to prove its majority through “unfair means.” He said, “It is always justice that prevails at the end. We will definitely seek legal course and ensure our legislators participate in the voting as and when it happens. They will vote against this government.” However, Fisheries minister and EPS-OPS loyalist D Jayakumar said the Speaker acted “democratically” and had gone by the rulebook. “I am not supposed to comment on the Speaker’s decision or action. His decision is final and moreover this matter is in court. If I talk about it, it will be sub judice,” he said. The Speaker’s decision was also hit out by the Opposition, calling it most unfortunate. “The disqualification has been done deliberately to reduce the strength of the House. We will challenge the decision at two places - in the courts and in the people’s court,” Opposition leader MK Stalin said. SUPRAJA

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MS Dhoni Nominated For Prestigious Padma Bhushan Award September 20, 2017 14:35

MS Dhoni Nominated For Prestigious Padma Bhushan Award:- Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the Indian Cricket board for the country’s third highest civilian award - the Padma Bhushan - for his contribution to the game. Only one name was sent by the Board for the Padma awards this year, confirmed a senior BCCI official. It was a unanimous decision to nominate India’s most successful captain. “Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. There was no doubt among the members that Dhoni has impeccable credentials. Two World titles (2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20), nearly 10,000 runs, 90 Test matches. There is no one better than him, who could have been nominated,” a senior BCCI official told a leading news paper on condition of anonymity. No other nominations have been sent by the BCCI for the Padma awards this year. Besides a record of 4876 runs in 90 Test matches, the 36-year-old has scored 9737 runs in 302 ODIs. He has also played 78 T20 Internationals, notching up 1212 runs. Along with 100 international half-centuries, Dhoni has 16 international hundreds (6 in Tests and 10 in ODIs) . Dhoni as a wicketkeeper, has held 584 catches across formats (256 in Tests, 285 in ODIs and 43 in T20 Internationals). He has also effected 163 stumpings. Dhoni is already a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna, Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna, and the Padma Shri award. He will become the 11th Indian cricketer to get the third highest civilian honor. Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Chandu Borde, Prof DB Deodhar, Col CK Nayudu, and Lala Amarnath are some of the notable international cricketers, who have been the recipients of Padma Bhushan award. Raja Bhalindra Singh of Patiala and Vijaya Anand - the Maharaja of Vizianagaram are the lesser known names. Singh played 13 first-class matches, whereas Anand was the captain during their 1936 tour to England. SUPRAJA

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Mexico Quake : Death Toll Rises To 224, School Building Collapse Leaves 21 Children Dead September 20, 2017 14:06

Mexico Quake : Death Toll Rises To 224, School Building Collapse Leaves 21 Children Dead:- Around twenty one children were killed after a school building toppled, following a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Wednesday. Many buildings were reduced to rubble and at least 224 people were killed in the quake.  (Image Source: NY Daily News) While thousands fled into the streets in panic, many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in Mexico City alone as high-rises across the city pitched sickeningly. Since a 1985 quake on the same date that killed thousands, the quake is the deadliest in Mexico. It came less than two weeks after another powerful quake caused 90 deaths in the country’s south. (Image Source: RT.com) Head of the national Civil Defense agency, Luis Felipe Puente, had confirmed that the death toll had been raised to 149. His tweet said 55 people died in Morelos state, just south of Mexico City, while 49 died in the capital and 32 were killed in nearby Puebla state, where the quake was centered. Ten people died in the State of Mexico, which surrounds Mexico City on three sides, and three were killed in Guerrero state, he said. (Image Source: The Express Tribune) The federal government declared a state of disaster in Mexico City, freeing up emergency funds. President Enrique Pena Nieto said he had ordered all hospitals to open their doors to the injured. The Mexico City mayor, Mancera, said 50 to 60 people were rescued alive by citizens and emergency workers in the capital. Authorities said at least 70 people in the capital had been hospitalized for injuries. The earth quake sent people throughout the city fleeing from homes and offices, and many people remained in the streets for hours, fearful of returning to the structures. Alarms blared and traffic stopped around the Angel of Independence monument on the iconic Reforma Avenue. Electricity and cellphone service was interrupted in many areas and traffic was snarled as signal lights went dark. (Image Source: Vox) The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake hit at 1:14 PM and was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 123 kilometers southeast of Mexico City. The new quake appeared to be unrelated to the magnitude 8.1 temblor that hit September 7 off Mexico’s southern coast and also was felt strongly in the capital. (Video Source: What’s Trending) SUPRAJA

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Bathukamma - Telangana’s Floral Festival September 20, 2017 13:26

Bathukamma - Telangana’s Floral Festival:- A colorful and vibrant festival of Telangana is the Bathukamma festival, that is celebrated by women, with flowers that grow exclusively in each region. This festival is a symbol of Telangana’s cultural identity. Bathukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains usually brings plenty of water into the fresh water ponds of Telangana and it is also the time when wild flowers bloom in various vibrant colors all across the uncultivated and barren plains of the region. The most abundant of these are the ‘gunuka poolu’ and ‘tangedu poolu’. There are other flowers too like the banti, chemanti, nandi-vardhanam etc. Bathukamma is celebrated by the women folk of Telangana, heralding the beauty of nature in vibrant colors of multitudinous flowers. The festival starts a week before the grand ‘Saddula Bathukamma’ (the grand finale of the Bathukamma festival) which falls two days before Dussehra. The women folk normally get back to their parent’s home from their in-laws and breathe the fresh air of freedom to celebrate the colors of flowers. For one complete week, they make small ‘Bathukammas’, play around them every evening and immerse them in a nearby water pond. (Image Source: Bathukamma) On the last day, the men folk of the house go into the wild plains and gather the flowers like gunuka and tangedi. They bring home bagfuls of these flowers and the entire household sits down to make the big ‘Bathukamma’. The flowers are carefully arranged row after row in a brass plate (called taambalam) in circular rows and in alternate colors. As evening approaches, the women folk dress colorfully with the best of their attire and adorn lot of ornaments and place the Bathukamma in their courtyard. The women of neighborhood also gather in a large circle around it. They start singing songs by circling it repeatedly, building a beautiful human circle of unity, love, sisterhood. (Image Source: V6 English news Portal) After playing in circles around the “Bathukammalu”, before the onset of dusk, the women folk carry them on their heads and move as a procession towards a bigger water body near the village or town. The procession is extremely colorful with the decorations of women and the “Bathukammalu”. Songs of folklore are sung in chorus throughout the procession and the streets resonate with them. Finally, when they reach the water pond the “Batukammalu” are slowly immersed into water after some more playing and singing. Then they share the ‘maleeda’ (a dessert made with sugar or raw sugar and corn bread) sweets amongst the family members and neighborhood folks. They return to their homes with empty ‘taambaalam’ singing songs in praise of Bathukamma. The songs of Bathukamma echo in the streets until late night during the entire week. Bathukamma celebrates the inherent relationship between earth, water and the human beings. During the entire preceding week, women make ‘boddemma’ (a deity of Gowri – mother Durga – made with earthly mud) along with Bathukamma and immerse it in the pond. This helps reinforce the ponds and helps it retain more water. The flowers used in Bathukamma have a great quality of purifying water and such flowers when immersed in abundance into the pond have the effect of cleansing the water and making the environment much better.   The festival heralds the beauty of nature, collective spirit of Telangana people, the indomitable spirit of women folks and also the scientific approach of the agrarian people towards preserving the resources of nature in a celebrative way. Hence, Bathukamma is the icon of cultural identity of Telangana. - History Of Bathukamma According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, once upon a time there was a King named Dharmangada who belonged to the Chola Dynasty. This particular king largely ruled over South India. His wife gave birth to a girl child after many years of rituals and prayer. She was named as Princess Lakshmi. During Baby Lakshmi upbringing, she survived many unforeseen accidents and incidents in life. The parents felt life and death while bring up their only child. Later they named their daughter as Bathukamma. According to the Telugu language, Bathuku means life and Amma means a female names and mother. Then on this particular Bathukamma festival is grandly celebrated by young girls in Telangana region in India. The main purpose of this particular festival is to pray with devotion to the Goddess in the strong belief that all young girls would get their beloved husbands as per their desire and wish soon. On the other hand, married women along with their household friends and relatives celebrate this festival in order to pray to the Goddess for prosperity and good health of their family. This particular festival is primarily celebrated by unmarried young girls who are in the marriageable age. On the other hand men folks along with their wife’s and other family members, relatives and friends help in the gathering of flowers and floral arrangement of a beautiful flower stack during the festival season. Bathukamma festival has many myths behind its festivity. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, one myth regarding Goddess Gauri is that she after a fierce fight killed ‘Mahishasura’ the demon. After this serious act, she went into deep sleep due to fatigue on the ‘Aswayuja Padyami’ day. All the Hindu religious devotees strongly prayed with devotion and dedication for her to wake up. It is to be noted that she woke up on the Dasami day. The other version of Bathukamma is that there was a king named Dharmangada and a queen named Satyavati belonging to Chola Dynasty. They lost their hundred sons in the war front. So they prayed and performed ritual to Goddesses Lakshmi to be born as their daughter. The Goddesses heard it and immediately obliged them. On her birth, many scholar and pundits visited the baby at the royal palace and blessed her by calling Bathukamma or live forever. While another version says that Parvathi or Batakamma is a adherent lover of flowers. The seasonal flowers of spring are arranged on a square bamboo frame or square wooden plank with the size of frames that is hardly tapering off to directly form a pinnacle on the top. It looks like the shape of a temple tower or ‘Gopura’. On top of the flowers, a lump of turmeric is kept. The worship of Goddess Batakamma is done with this little floral is mountain. This festival belongs to the women folk of Telangana region. Then men and children participate with lot of interest and enthusiasm in this festivity. The young unmarried girls play a active role in this festival. - Bathukamma Procedure To make the beautiful flowers carpet for Bathukamma , if any of the flowers specifically mentioned below; like ‘Gummadi Puvvu’ (Pumpkin flower), ‘Thangedu’ and ‘Gunugu Puvvulu’ (flowers) and ‘Gummadi Aakulu’(leaves of a Pumpkin plant) are not available; you may arrange Bathukamma with which ever flowers you can procure. - You will have to procure suitable quantity and types of flowers, depending on the size of Bathukamma you want to arrange. - Pick up a suitable round steel or a brass plate with a small edge. The Bathukamma can be arranged on a 12 inch plate. You can arrange Bathukamma on an 8 inch plate or even a smaller one, for first attempt. - Lay two pieces of thread on the plate perpendicular to one another and passing over the centre of the plate. These threads should belong enough , so that after arranging the entire Bathukamma in a conical pattern, these threads are drawn upwards and tied at the top to hold the Bathukamma intact. - Over the plate and the threads, place a ‘Vistharaku’ (a plate made out of leaves). And trim the edges of the ‘Vistharaku’ to match the circular base of the metal plate. - Spread a thin layer of Pumpkin leaves over the ‘Vistharaku’. - Arrange one layer of ‘Thangedu Puvvulu’ (Thangedu flowers).These tiny yellow flowers with green buds and leaves and long stems are available at the time of Bathukamma festival. - The next layer of flowers is with Gunugu Puvvulu’. ‘Gunugu’ flowers with long stems running almost upto the centre of the plate are now arranged radially. You can arrange the row of‘Gunugu’ flowers to any reasonable width taking care that the layer is gradually tapering to finally give a conical shape to Bathukamma. The protruding parts of the ‘Gunugu Puvvulu’ can be trimmed. - The hollow that is forming at the centre as you are radially arranging the flowers can be filled with Pumpkin leaves,or any other leaves or loose flowers. - Subsequent top layers/rows may be arranged with any colorful flowers like yellow and orange ‘Banthi Puvvulu’ (Marigold flowers), ‘Chamanthi Puvvulu’ (Chrysanthemum flowers)and any other colorful flowers and even with some artificially colored flowers specially made available for Bathukamma festival. If the flowers do not have stems or the stems are not strong enough,pieces of broomsticks are inserted into the flowers to act as stems and help in arranging and holding the flowers together. - At the very top, a Pumpkin flower is placed. - Finally the loose ends of the two threads placed over the bottom plate and under the ‘Vistharaku’ are drawn up and tied at the top to hold the ‘Vistharaku’ and the flowers arranged over it (Bathukamma)in position. Towards the end of Bathukamma celebrations, Bathukamma is given a traditional farewell (‘Saaganampadam’) by placing Bathukamma over a water body -a river or lake. - Bathukamma is placed over the surface of water and the plate on which it is arranged is cautiously taken out. Our colorful Bathukamma now standing on the ‘Vistharaku’ can be seen graciously floating. Watching hundreds of families dressed in their best attire and happily playing colorful Bathukammas of different sizes along the shore and then seeing countless Bathukammas floating and dancing with the waves in the lake or river is a very grand and happy sight, beyond description. (Video Source: Latha Channel) - Bathukamma Ritual (Image Source: Festival Sherpa) For the nine days, in the evening, women, especially young girls, gather in large numbers with their Bathukammas in open areas of their locality. All women will form a circle around the Bathukamma and start singing folk songs by clapping their hands and revolving around the Bathukamma, synchronizing steps and claps in unison provide a splendorous look to the festivities. Women seek good health, prosperity and happiness for their families. The songs are to invoke the blessings of various goddesses. By principle, the rendition end with any one of the following three tributes Uyyaala,Chandamama or Gouramma. Bathukamma comes during the latter half of monsoon, before the onset of winter. The monsoon rains usually brings plenty of water into the fresh water ponds of Telangana and it is also the time when wild flowers bloom in various vibrant colors all across the uncultivated and barren plains of the region. The most abundant of these are the ‘gunuka poolu’ and ‘tangedu poolu’. There are other flowers too like the banti, chemanti, nandi-vardhanam etc. Bathukamma is celebrated by the women folk of Telangana, heralding the beauty of nature in vibrant colors of multitudinous flowers. Each day has a name mainly signifying the type of “naivedyam” (food offering) offered. Most of the naivedyam (food offering) offered are very simple to prepare, and usually young children or young girls are mainly involved in the preparation of the offerings for the first eight days of the festival. The last day, called saddula Bathukamma is when all the women take part in the preparation. Following is the list of names for each day and the naivedyam offered on that day. 1) Engili Pula Bathukamma The first day of the festival falls on Mahalaya Amavasya, also known as Pethara Amavasya in Telangana region. Food offering/Naivedyam: Nuvvulu (Sesame seeds) with biyyampindi (rice flour) or nookalu (coarsely ground wet rice). 2) Atkula Bathukamma The second day is called Atkula bathukamma, falls on the Padyami (first day) of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: Sappidi pappu (Bland boiled lentils), Bellam (jaggery), and atkulu (flattened parboiled rice) 3) Muddapappu Bathukamma The third day of Bathukamma falls on Vidiya/second day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: muddapappu (softened boiled lentils), milk and bellam (jaggery). 4) Nanabiyyam Bathukamma The fourth day falls on thidiya/third day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering / Naivedyam: nananesina biyyam (wet rice), milk, and bellam (jaggery). 5) Atla Bathukamma The fifth day falls on the chathurdi/fourth day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: uppidi pindi atlu( pan cakes made from wheatlets), or Dosa. 6) Aligina Bathukamma The sixth day falls on the panchami/fifth day of Ashwayuja masam. No food offering is made. 7) Vepakayala Bathukamma The seventh day falls on the sashti/sixth day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: rice flour shaped into the fruits of neem tree is deep fried. 8) Vennamuddala Bathukamma The eight day falls on sapthami/seventh day of Ashwayuja masam. Food offering/Naivedyam: nuvvulu (sesame), Venna (Butter) or ghee (clarified butter), and bellam (jaggery). 9) Saddula Bathukamma The ninth day of bathukamma is celebrated on ashtami/eight day of Ashwayuja masam, and coincides with Durgashtami. Food offering/Naivedyam: Five types of cooked rice dishes: perugannam saddi (curd rice), chinthapandu pulihora saddi (tamarind rice), nimmakaya saddi (lemon rice), kobbara saddi (coconut rice) and nuvvula saddi (sesame rice). SUPRAJA

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