Bathukamma festivities begin usually around the same time as Navarathri, at this time of the year. Floral arrangements are made and worshipped as 'Bathukamma' by women and girls dancing around it. Telangana State government has been sponsoring these festivities, from the past few years. Just like every year, this time too, Bathukamma has been made at Tank Bund area and women are seen celebrating on a large scale. Sale of flowers peaks during this festival and the prices too are high.