Celebrations in Detroit
Southfield (Detroit), Michigan: The Telangana Development Forum (TDF), Detroit chapter celebrated Bathukamma and Dasara which was attended by hundreds of people. More than 700 people gathered to celebrate the festival. The event started with worship of Lord Ganapathi followed by women dancing around an explosion of colours and singing in praise of Gowri “bathukammabathukammavuyyalo.”
“I am really happy to be at this event and celebrating our culture. To me, this festival, apart from what it is, signifies unity, love and sisterhood among women. It’s unique and perhaps, this is the only festival filled with fun, music and so much celebration. Being part of it year after year, gives me a refreshing feeling,” said 22-year old ShaliniKopally and her feelings were echoed by TDF-USA standing committee members, Uma Pishati and Suma Kalavala.