Andhra Pradesh's R-Day tableau showcases Prabhala Theertham festival

NewsDrum Desk
26 Jan 2023

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh's tableau that rolled down the Kartavya Path as part of the Republic Day celebrations here on Thursday, had a bullock cart in the front showcasing the festival of Prabhala Theertham which is celebrated during Makar Sankranti, the main theme of the float.

With traditional dancers on both sides, the tableau highlighted 450-year-old tradition and culture followed by residents of all villages in the Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh during Prabhala Theertham.

The festival entails taking out idols built of bamboo frames and decorated with colourful clothes, papers, feathers and Kathirkula (rice sheaves woven together signifying prosperity). The tableau showcased how these decorated bamboo arches with Lord Shiva's idols on them are taken around in a huge procession from all villages.  People throng to the Prabhala Theertham and enjoy the celebration amid the bursting of firecrackers amid playing of traditional musical instruments and Garaga folk dance, which was also at display on the tableau. PTI JTR NSD NSD

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